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STATUS: Complete YEAR: 2019 TOPIC AREA: Public transit, land use, and urban mobility Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: PSR

Residential Moves near Red Line and Purple Line Stations from 1993-2013 in Los Angeles, CA

Project Summary

Project number: PSR-19-SP80
Funding source: California Community Foundation
Contract number: BA-18-147082
Total cost: $75,000
Performance period: 7/1/2016 to 7/31/2017

Project description

Intra-urban household mobility has been a feature of U.S. metropolitan areas for over a century. This mobility may positively or negatively affect households. Positive or ‘upward' mobility may reflect a move for a better job, better housing, a better neighborhood, toward homeownership, or to attain more education. Negative mobility, often termed displacement, may occur if a household is evicted or unable to pay increased rent. Both positive and negative mobility are included in the baseline mobility in a metropolitan area. While negative mobility is the primary interest of this study, we first establish a mobility baseline for Los Angeles County and then measure differential mobility (which we will call displacement going forward) in rail station areas along the Red and Purple Line Subway.


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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