Jobs and Transportation
Employment Clustering and Job Growth: A Report to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (2022)
The NJTPA region, like many others, has confronted serious changes in employment patterns in recent decades. Jobs in most regions, including the NJTPA region, tend to cluster in small geographic areas called employment centers. Employment centers, as hubs for jobs and
transportation, are a useful lens for analyzing regional growth patterns.
Job Growth and Chicago: Renewal Strategies for a Great American Metropolitan Region (2021)
A Report to the Illinois Association of Realtors. Employment patterns in the Chicago metropolitan area have changed over the past three decades, with important consequences for residents and policymakers. New job growth has created opportunities to slow urban sprawl, redevelop the urban core, and build better transit. Employment centers, where many jobs are concentrated, are growing in recent years across the city of Chicago and its suburbs alike.
Working and Walking Up (2020)
The Distribution of Job Growth in Employment Centers and WalkUPs in The Largest 32 U.S. Metropolitan Areas (A Report to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) with special consideration of patterns and trends in the Washington D.C. Area
Housing and Schools on the University LRT Corridor (2011)
This Powerpoint presentation shows socio-economic characteristics of the University Avenue light-rail corridor in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Twin Cities Opportunity Index (2007)
This analysis of municipalities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area shows variations in access to opportunity. The index combines 24 local characteristics measuring fiscal health, jobs/transportation, quality of life and education.
Access To Growing Job Centers in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area (2006)
This article reports on a study that used a unique data set to investigate job growth, job deconcentration, and commuting patterns in the Twin Cities during the 1990s, including where the job growth is greatest, how suburban jobs have clustered or become more scattered, and commuting patterns.
Commuting Patterns, Minority Suburbanization in Twin Cities (2006)
This IRP study explores growing employment centers in the Twin Cities in relation to affordable housing and transit, and the dynamics of racial transition in the nearby schools and neighborhoods.
Immigration and Employment on the West Bank (2006)
As part of the "Twin Cities Stories: Using Data for the Common Good" project, IRP worked with organizations located in and serving the West Bank community.
Latinos in the Region (2006)
As part of the "Twin Cities Stories: Using Data for the Common Good" project, the IRP created materials for the Latino Economic Development Center.
Twin Cities Commuting Patterns (2006)
This IRP study explores growing employment centers in the Twin Cities in relation to affordable housing and transit.
Preparing for Investments Along the University Corridor (2005)
As part of the "Twin Cities Stories: Using Data for the Common Good" project, the IRP compiled extensive resources on the demographics of the University Avenue corridor, with maps and charts.
Transit Equity on the North Side (2005)
As part of the "Twin Cities Stories: Using Data for the Common Good" project, the IRP generated exploratory maps for the Minneapolis Urban League concerning Twin Cities bus service adjustment recommendations.