Immigration

April 19, 2010, 5am PDT
The city of Miami is the setting of a forthcoming book by novelist Tom Wolfe, whose works have come to define eras in American culture. Some say his selection of Miami as a setting shows that the melting pot city is the face of a changing America.
Guardian
December 29, 2009, 5am PST
Some say the nation's illegal immigrants are a missed opportunity that could help hurting regions to recover.
Citiwire
October 7, 2009, 10am PDT
Homeland Security is looking to change the way the detention of nonviolent undocumented immigrants is handled. Among the ideas for a more appropriate detention system: converting hotels and nursing homes to hold people who are not accused of crimes.
The New York Times
June 5, 2009, 11am PDT
When an immigration raid brought down the dominant employer in tiny Postville, Iowa, last year, nearly half of the town's population were either deported or lost their jobs. As the town struggles to regain its feet, its learned some tough lessons.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Adam Matthews of GOOD Magazine looks at the $500 homes in places like Buffalo and sees opportunity for new immigrants, which in turn could help turn these places around.
GOOD Magazine
May 7, 2009, 7am PDT
California's population growth slowed to 1.1% according to the state Dept. of Finance, down from 1.3% last year. Current population is 38.3 million. The LA Times looks at southern CA growth while the SF Chronicle reports on Bay Area growth.
Los Angeles Times
November 29, 2008, 5am PST
Floods of British expatriates moving to Mumbai are finding the city practically as competitive and sometimes even more expensive than home.
BBC
November 2, 2008, 7am PST
City Limits breaks down the differences between the two presidential candidates with a focus on urban issues.
City Limits
October 8, 2008, 9am PDT
Charlotte faces a number of challenges in the 21st century, from rising immigration to declining industry to sprawl. This <em>Citistates Report</em> suggests one strategy to harbor a healthy future: go green.
The Charlotte Observer
August 20, 2008, 12pm PDT
The non-profit group Nuestras Raíces in Holyoke, Mass. has found urban agriculture a powerful community glue, providing increased food security and economic opportunity to the Puerto Rican population there.
The Atlantic
May 20, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After forty years in the statistical doldrums, what does Milwaukee make of a sudden, slight increase in population? Local expert and urban enthusiast Dave Steele reports.</p>
The Next American City
May 8, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>In Nebraska, a state experiencing just a moderate level of Hispanic immigration inflow, Attorney General Jon Bruning has drawn the line on who he’ll protect from abusive housing policies and who he won’t. For him, immigrants simply aren’t worth it.</p>
The Next American City
April 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Federal and state environmental guidelines have been waived by the Federal government to fast-track construction of nearly 700 miles of fencing along the U.S. Mexico Border.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This report from <em>Progressive Urban Management Associates</em> outlines the ten trends that will impact downtowns over the next two decades.</p>
Downtown Idea Exchange
Blog post
January 17, 2008, 4pm PST

This evening my wife, Beth Conover, will appear on a televised panel discussion on "Immigration and Sustainability" aired on Rocky Mountain PBS's Colorado State of Mind, hosted by Greg Dobbs. The panel includes former Gov. Dick Lamm, former Post columnist Diane Carman, and State Rep. Michael Garcia (D-Aurora). An mp3 of the program is already available at the following link.

Ken Snyder
Blog post
June 6, 2007, 5am PDT

Although the latest immigration bill being debated upon in congress has attracted relatively little attention from planners, the planning implications of reforming or not reforming current immigration policy are huge. Immigration impacts labor markets, and thereby commuting patterns, transportation planning and economic development. Immigration swells the population of many cities and towns forcing planners to rethink their plans for housing, schools and other public services. Often overlooked, however, is f immigration’s impact on the planning process itself.

Lance Freeman
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