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Research Project

Understanding and Forecasting the Impacts of Depopulation in Illinois

Principal Investigator
Derrible, Sybil
Start Date
End Date
Funding Source
IL Dept of Transportation (IDOT)


The University of Illinois at Chicago would look at where and how much depopulation is occurring throughout Illinois, including the socio-demographic attributes and accessibility needs of those who remain. Based on this data, the researchers would estimate the likely impacts of the problem in the short- and medium-term, and provide recommendations about how local governments could lessen these negative impacts.