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Zhao & Co-Authors Publish New Exploration of Black-Owned Restaurant Patronage During the Pandemic

Posted: 9/2/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate Bo Zhao along with co-authors Xiao Huang, Xiaoqi Bao (a past recipient of the CSDE Applied Research Fellowship), Zhenlong Li, and Shaozeng Zhang recently published an article in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers which has also been covered in Seattle’s King 5 news. In this article, the authors assess the circumstances of Black-owned restaurants during the entire year of 2020 through a longitudinal quantitative analysis of restaurant patronage. Using multiple sources of geospatial big data, the analysis reveals that most Black-owned restaurants in this study are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic among different cities in the United States over time.

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