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STATUS: In Progress YEAR: 2020 TOPIC AREA: Public transit, land use, and urban mobility Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: PSR

Measuring the Evolution of California?s Central Valley: Demographics, Supercommuting, and Fiscal Stress

Project Summary

Project number: PSR-20-SP97
Funding source: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Contract number: 2019-210054 (5022)
Funding amount: $700,000
Start and end dates: 12/1/2019 to 11/30/2022

Project description

The purpose of this three-year study conducted by USC and UC Davis ("Measuring the Evolution of California's Central Valley: Demographics, Supercommuting, and Fiscal Stress") is to investigate the impacts of Bay Area economic growth on communities in Central Valley. The team seeks to understand who is commuting (to Bay Area living in Central Valley) and how their employment and living patterns are affecting the cities and towns in which they live from a fiscal (i.e.; budget for city services) and land use perspective (i.e.; housing).


Marlon Boarnet
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor & Director of Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Sol Price School of Public Policy
650 Childs Way
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 301CLos Angeles, CA 90089-0626
United States
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