Residential Location

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Livelihoods and Environmental Risk: Urban Agriculture in Kibera Slum of Nairobi

Nutritional Terrain and Body Mass Index: Probing Produce Accessibility as a Contextual Influence

The “Hidden” Geography of Slums in China: A Geographic and Visual Exploration

Growing Cities and Thirsty Slums: Household Water Security in Malawi's Peri-Urban Interface

Guo Chen.  2011.  “Housing the Poor in Urban China:  Some Empirical Evidence from Nanjing.”  Cities (doi:10.1016/j.cities.2011.10.004).

Guo  Chen.  “Privatization, Marketization, and Deprivation:  Interpreting the Homeownership Paradox in Postreform Urban Chiina. 2011.   Environment and Planning A, 43(5), 1135-1153.

Luo X., G. Chen, and J. Yin.  2011.  “Who can Represent Us?  A Case Study on Community Governence.”  Urban Insight (Chengshi Guancha), 11(1), 158-165 (in Choinese).

Cristaldi, F. and J. T. Darden.  2011.  “The Impact of Immigration Policies on Transnational Filipino Immigrant Women:  Comparison of Their Social and Spatial Incorporation in Rome and Toronto.”  Journal of Urban History.  Vol. 37 (5) 639-660.

Darden, J. T. and E. Fong.  2011.  “Spatial Segregation and Socioeconomic Inequality of Immigrant Groups.”  Chapter 4 in Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities.  Carlos Teixeira, Wei Li, and Audrey Kobayashi, eds.  Don Mills, Ontario:  Oxford University Press, 69-90.

Urban-Economic Research

Professor Darden conducts research on urban issues related to race, residential segregation, neighborhood inequality, concentrated poverty and the geography of opportunity. His research has focused on urban problems in the United States and Canada. Current research projects include a NIH Funded study on Race/Socioeconomic Area Characteristics and Cancer in Metropolitan Detroit. Other projects include the use of a confidential Housing and Urban Development Data Base to analyze the extent to which low income Section 8 voucher holders are experiencing movement into low poverty neighborhoods.