ALBANY, N.Y. (May 20, 2003) -- John Logan, director
of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional
Research at the University of Albany, is one of the nation's
top 25 "demographers, market researchers, media experts,
niche experts and futurists," according to the April
2003 issue of American Demographics Magazine, the well-regarded
source for consumer and behavior trends.
Logan joins other
notable demographers including Kenneth Prewitt, director
of the Census Bureau from 1998 to 2001.
The recognition was part of the magazine's 25th anniversary
celebration. The issue offered a special report that
forecasts key demographic shifts and revisits some of the
consumer trends the nation has observed along the way.
his pivotal analysis of segregation data from Census 2000,
the magazine recognized Logan, a distinguished professor
of Sociology, for being the first to document that segregation
declined very slowly between 1990 and 2000.
to directing the Mumford Center, Logan is the co-author
of Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy
Place (University of California Press, 1987), and
he recently edited The New Chinese City: Globalization
and Market Reform, to be published by Blackwell. He is
currently at work on Never a Melting Pot-an exploration of
incorporation of immigrant and minority groups in
New York's labor and housing markets from 1880 to the present.
joined the faculty of UAlbany in 1980. Prior to his position
at UAlbany, he was an assistant professor
at Stony Brook University -- SUNY. He received his MA
from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from the University
The Mumford Center, founded in 1988,
is an interdisciplinary venue where scholars could exchange
ideas and collaborate
on a wide range of projects focusing on the urban political
economy. Since its founding, the Center has sponsored
a number of local, national, and internationally-based initiatives,
including a research project on the employment prospects
of youth exiting foster care in New York State; and an
interdisciplinary study concerning the dynamics of neighborhood
change in the New York metropolis.