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.