Kevin Kane, PhD

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Metropolitan Futures Initiative at the University of California, Irvine. A sample of our mapping work can be found in the link above. I am an economic geographer interested in urban land-use change, neighborhood change, and economic development. My PhD in Geography was completed at Arizona State University.

My research methods involve GIS and statistics, and my published work includes analyses of land change in Arizona, development finance in Chicago, employment dynamics in Southern California, and regional innovation dynamics. My current work at the Metropolitan Futures Initiative focuses on housing development, business location, and socioeconomic mixing across Southern California. Please contact me using the link above if you are interested in learning more about my work.

News and Events

8/15/2017: I will be co-hosting a webinar on the MFI's most recent quarterly report on business relocations in Southern California. Click here to register!

4/12/2017: The MFI and the OC chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-OC) are co-hosting a forum on Shaping a Sustainable Built Environment in Orange County

2/22/2017: London School of Economics' US Centre blogs about my research with the MFI: In Los Angeles, the geography of where people work has been experiencing rapid change.

9/29/2016: Dr. John Hipp and I address the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Panel on Community, Economic, and Human Development

7/20/2016: Listen to me and MFI Director Dr. John Hipp during our appearance on The City Square, a radio talk show discussing policy in Orange County. 

7/11/2016: The new MFI website is up and running! Click here to check out our quarterly report series, videos, and web mapping applications.

7/1/2016: Watch me discuss Detecting Job Density Over Time in the MFI video series.