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Faculty

William A. V. Clark



Contact Information

Email    WCLARK@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
Office  1255 BUNCHE
Phone  51071

(Emeritus) (Ph.D., Illinois, 1964) is a Professor with research interests in urban geography, spatial demography, and statistics. Professor Clark teaches courses in ethnicity, populations, and California.

Education

B.A. University of New Zealand, 1960

M.A. (First Class Honors) University of New Zealand, 1961

Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1964

D.Sc. University of Auckland, 1994

Awards

Honors Award of the Association of American Geographers in 1987; 
Belle van Zuylen Professorship of the University of Utrecht in 1989, 
Doctorem Honoris Causis, University of Utrecht in 1992; 
Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1993; 
John Simon Guggenheim fellowship 1994-95; 
Elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1997. 
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2003 
Elected to the US National Academy of Sciences, 2005

Selected Publications

  • William A.V. Clark and Philip Morrison (2012) Socio-spatial mobility and residential sorting: evidence from a large scale survey. Urban Studies 49.
  • David Clapham, William A.V. Clark and Kenneth Gibb, Editors (2012) Sage Handbook of Housing. London, UK Sage Publications
  • William A.V. Clark (2011) Prices, expectations and the changing housing market: a commentary and discussion. Housing Theory and Society 28, 262-275
  • William A. V. Clark (2009) Changing Residential Preferences across Income, Education, and Age: Findings from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Urban Affairs Review 44: 334-355
  • William A.V. Clark and Regan Maas (2009) The geography of a mixed race society .Growth and Change 40: 565-593
  • William A.V. Clark (2008) Re-Examining the Moving to Opportunity Study and its Contribution to Changing the Distribution of Poverty and Ethnic Concentration. Demography 45, 515-535.
  • William A.V. Clark and Mark Fossett (2008) Understanding the social context of the Schelling Segregation model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 4109-4114
  • William A.V. Clark (2008) Re-Examining the Moving to Opportunity Study and its Contribution to Changing the Distribution of Poverty and Ethnic Concentration. Demography 45, 515-535.
  • William A.V. Clark and Valerie Ledwith (2007) How much does income matter in neighborhood choice? Population Research and Policy Review, 26:145-161

Research

My research over the past two decades has been concerned with the internal changes in US cities, especially in the changes that occur in response to residential mobility and migration. I have conducted both micro scale and individual studies of tenure choice, and large scale studies of demographic change in the neighborhoods of large metropolitan areas. The latter studies examine the nature of the population flows between cities and suburbs, white flight and the impact of legal intervention on the urban mosaic. I have also been particularly concerned about the relative roles of residential preferences and housing affordability in the way in which segregation has emerged in metropolitan areas. I am currently investigating the interaction of class, race and geography in metropolitan areas, as well as continuing my studies of how residential sorting structures the urban landscape.