Brown Bag Lunch
February 18, 2021
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Join CSU Faculty and Students from across the university to learn more about the interdisciplinary Center for Refugee & Immigrant Success (CRIS). Hear about their research, the outreach opportunities for faculty, students, and the CSU community, and learn how they are creating pathways to services for these under-served populations.
All are welcome!
Research to be presented: Clusters, Diversity, and Intraurban Migration: Cleveland’s Foreign-Born Population, 1930-1940.
Clusters, Diversity, and Intraurban Migration: Cleveland’s Foreign-Born Population, 1930-1940.
Jack Yochum, Graduate student, Urban Studies
Brian Mikelbank, Associate professor, Urban Studies
This research examines the spatial dynamics of Cleveland’s foreign-born populations between 1930 and 1940. First, we identify clusters and hotspots of individual nationalities and geopolitically grouped populations utilizing Local Moran’s I. Noting substantial overlap in these patterns, we turn our attention to the diversity of each tract, rather than their spatial distribution, using a measure of scaled entropy. Finally, we choose two neighborhoods (one diversity-gaining and one diversity-losing) and demonstrate the utility of a unique data source (The Real Property Inventory), detailing neighborhood level migration patterns between 1933 and 1937. Taken together, results highlight three unique dimensions of Cleveland’s population history, and underscore the research potential of the Real Property Inventory.