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Penn IUR Scholar

Dowell Myers

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Professor of Policy, Planning, and Demography, Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group, University of Southern California

About

Dowell Myers is Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group. Myers’ areas of expertise are: immigration, demographic trends and census analysis, state and local population change, growth management and urban development, smart growth and sustainability, housing demand and real estate market demand. Myers has received a number of awards for his research and writings including: the 2009 Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award from the Lambda Alpha International honorary society; the 2008 Best Article of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association; and the 2007 Thomas and Znaniecki Award for best book on international migration. 

 

Selected Publications

Myers, D. 2007. Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Myers, D. and SungHo Ryu. 2008. Aging Baby Boomers and the Generational Housing Bubble: Foresight and Mitigation of an Epic Transition. Journal of the American Planning Association, 74(1): 17-33.

Myers, D. 2013. California’s Diminishing Resource: Children (Special Report). Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and USC Population Dynamics Research Group.

Myers, D. 2012. California Futures: New Narratives for a Changing Society. Boom: A Journal of California, 2: 37-54.

 

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