Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Creating Stable Diverse Communities


In 1998, CURL helped to conduct a study with funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on what produces and sustains stable racially and ethnically diverse urban neighborhoods.

CURL is now updating some of the quantitative data analysis done for that study using 2000 and 2010 Census data.  We are analyzing Census data from the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. and identifying stable diverse neighborhoods in both the city and suburbs.   To better understand the factors producing stable diversity, community leaders are being interviewed in a select number of communities identified as stable and diverse.

Research Team

  • P. Nyden, Director, CURL

  • K. Guenther, CURL Graduate Fellow

  • C. Gills, CURL Graduate Fellow

  • G. Purifoye, CURL Graduate Fellow

  • T. Neumann, CURL Graduate Fellow