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Project Overview

Where one lives matters. While Chicago has been repeatedly studied and used as a case study for neighborhood typology, Illinois has not. IWERC is proposing a series of studies that will (1) build a general map of Illinois that is characterized by several demographic variables collected from Census tract data and (2) build several specialty maps that highlight areas in Illinois that need support in improving equitable access to essential programs that better the lives of Illinois residents and advance the state’s social services and technology, education, and workforce initiatives.

Project Team

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Stephanie Werner

Postdoctoral Research Associate, IWERC

Project Lead


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Mariana Barragan Torres

Postdoctoral Research Associate, IWERC


marianab@uillinois.edu

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Sarah Cashdollar

Research Specialist, IWERC


secash@uillinois.edu

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Yi Wang

Postdoctoral Research Associate, IWERC


Judith Kom Nguiffo

Judith Kom Nguiffo

Graduate Research Assistant, IWERC


jck9@illinois.edu