Mason to Host Conference on Suburbs and the 2010 Census

Posted: July 12, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: July 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Mason’s School of Public Policy and Hofstra University will host “Suburbs and the 2010 Census” on July 14-16 at Founders Hall, Rooms 125 and 126, on the Arlington Campus.

During the conference, analysts will present their findings based on American Community Survey Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2010.

This data release enabled up-to-date analyses at the census-tract and block-group levels that have not been possible for nearly a decade.

Presenters include researchers from universities around the country, as well as representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau. Topics covered will include patterns of new suburban growth, diversity, class segregation, immigrant settlement and poverty.

The conference is supported by a seed grant of the Faculty Research Funding for Tenure‐Track and Tenured Faculty program, awarded by Mason’s Office of the Provost.

The conference team members are:

  • Katrin B. Anacker, conference host, George Mason University, School of Public Policy
  • Lawrence Levy, conference host, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
  • Christopher Niedt, conference co‐director, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
  • Bernadette Hanlon, conference co‐director, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County

For more information, contact Anacker at 703- 993-2262 or


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