In response to the current public health crisis and racial climate, the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge launched the COVID-19 Equity Research Initiative in March 2020 to analyze systemic inequality and the pandemic’s impact on the way we live, work, learn, shop, and socialize. The Initiative’s early efforts have empirically and quantitatively examined the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on people and neighborhoods. Newer efforts focus on research to inform a just recovery.
In this seminar, research professor and CNK Director Professor Paul Ong will present a talk that builds on the Initiative’s body of work examining the possible relationship between infections and the built environment (crowding, household composition, building density, neighborhood density, and availability of open space). We hope you can join us!