Suburbs and the 2010 Census

National Conference Co-Sponsored by George Mason University and Hofstra University in Arlington, Virginia

Thursday, July 14 – Saturday, July 16, 2011

Final Program

Selected Presentations (For Contact Information, See Final Program)

Original Call for Papers

Over the past several decades, suburbs have experienced tremendous demographic and socioeconomic change. The release of Census 2000 received national attention, as it revealed striking patterns of new suburban growth, diversity, class segregation, immigrant settlement, and poverty.  Since then, academics, policymakers, and professionals have become ever more focused on suburban and metropolitan policy issues, and have eagerly awaited the release of new tract-level data.

In late 2010, the U.S. Bureau of the Census will begin releasing American Community Survey (ACS) data for the previous five years. This data release will finally enable analysts to undertake up-to-date  analyses at the census tract and block-group levels that have not been possible for nearly a decade. "Suburbs and the 2010 Census" will give them a timely opportunity to present their work.

Possible presentation themes/topics may include, but are not limited to, suburban inequality, poverty, diversity, segregation, immigrant settlement, the subprime / foreclosure crisis, housing vacancies, senior citizens, homelessness, transportation, health, sustainability, and methodological issues. Abstracts of 250 words or less should be sent to by April 1, 2011. Please contact Katrin Anacker with any questions (e-mail:, phone 703.993.2262).

More information at the George Mason University Conference Site (click Conferences tab).

Conference Team:
Katrin B. Anacker, Conference Host, George Mason University, School of Public Policy
Lawrence Levy, Conference Host, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
Christopher Niedt, Conference Co-Director, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
Thomas Vicino, Conference Co-Director, Northeastern University, Department of Political Science
Bernadette Hanlon, Conference Co-Director, University of Maryland Baltimore County, CUERE

Conference Website: -> news and events
Conference Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 1, 2011 (by e-mail, to
Conference Abstract Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2011
Conference Registration Deadlines: June 1, 2011 (early bird); July 1, 2011 (regular rate)
Conference Registration Website: Suburbs and the Census Registration Form [opens April 15, 2011]
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Call for Papers: Suburbs and the 2010 Census
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