December 10, 2013
Speaker: CHRIS BRIEM, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research
The presentation will compile current and historical data on the Squirrel Hill neighborhood focusing on demographic and economic change in the context of a changing Pittsburgh.
About the Speaker: Christopher Briem is a regional economist with the Program in Urban and Regional Analysis at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR). His work focuses on regional economic and demographic forecasting and simulation, industry analysis and competitiveness research.
UCSUR was established in 1972 to serve as a resource for researchers and educators interested in the basic and applied social and behavioral sciences. As a hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, UCSUR promotes a research agenda focused on the social, economic, and health issues most relevant to our society. UCSUR’s program in Urban and Regional Analysis promotes scholarly analysis of urban and regional issues through multidisciplinary research in local, national, and international issues. Furthers our understanding of the causes and consequences of regional economic development and social change, enhances the analytic basis for
public policy decisions, and aids in the evaluation of policy alternatives. UCSUR has built the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) to provide timely and valuable property and neighborhood information to individuals and organizations working to improve communities in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
For more information visit: UCSUR website