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Immigrants

August 20, 2014, 7am PDT
A new report from the League of American Bicyclists discussed equity in bicycle commuting and infrastructure, causing a flurry of discussion throughout the Internet.
Blooming Rock
July 9, 2014, 8am PDT
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has significant potential to drive more resources into America’s distressed urban cores, according to a recent report authored by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
Governing
January 2, 2014, 2pm PST
As cities across the Unites States look to lure immigrants to grow their populations and economies, many are turning to a program in New York for advice. Kirk Semple looks at the city's pioneering Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Blog post
November 27, 2013, 3pm PST
Transnational communities transcend borders in order to act collectively, despite geographic, economic and political challenges. A new paper examines how community-based planning is scaled up and embedded in transnational processes and relationships.
JPER
October 9, 2013, 7am PDT
As the U.S. struggles once again to pass comprehensive immigration reform, Midwestern cities like Dayton, Ohio see attracting immigrants as the key to reversing population declines, reviving distressed neighborhoods, and boosting their economies.
The New York Times
June 11, 2013, 11am PDT
As our suburbs diversify, the most affordable commercial districts found in such areas (often in strip malls) become an important entry point for immigrants to build their 'American Dream'. Kaid Benfield asks if such opportunities deserve protection.
NRDC Switchboard Blog
May 29, 2013, 9am PDT
Patricia Leigh Brown looks at the community gardens funded by the California Mental Health Services Act of 2004, which help to heal disadvantaged refugee communities less inclined to use formal mental health treatments.
The New York Times
April 25, 2013, 1pm PDT
As Congress debates immigration reform, Richard Florida explains why more liberal policies could be a boon for America's cities by examining the connection between foreign-born populations and economic outcomes.
The Atlantic Cities
November 20, 2012, 9am PST
Allyn Gaestel outlines the tensions that arise as a growing Vietnamese community begins to define the visual character of Washington Ave. in South Philadelphia.
Next American City
August 9, 2011, 11am PDT
Suburban growth has coincided with the increase in immigrant population. Yet, while immigrants account for 30 percent suburban population growth, they account for only a fifth of the increase in the poor population, a recent Brookings study showed.
Brookings
May 25, 2011, 11am PDT
The Tennessee town of Shelbyville has become a new center for Somalian refugees. A new documentary looks at what the influx of this group has meant to the city and its people.
Miller-McCune
May 21, 2011, 11am PDT
Keeping America innovative means maintaining its power to lure in immigrants, according to this article. But as it argues, that lure is fading.
The Wall Street Jounal
March 17, 2011, 2pm PDT
Urban Omnibus takes of tour of Queens' Jackson Heights neighborhood with author Suketu Mehta, exploring the vibrant urban culture that has permeated the neighborhood even before Mehta's family moved in in 1977.
Urban Omnibus
January 14, 2011, 12pm PST
For many immigrants in Los Angeles, bicycling is the only viable way to get around. A group of activists is trying to make that transportation reality safer and more reliable.
Good
December 15, 2010, 11am PST
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new immigrants have been heading to small towns and suburban areas rather than big cities over the past decade.
The New York Times
July 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
New York's historically Italian Little Italy is steadily being transformed by its growing Mexican population.
The New York Times
April 29, 2010, 5am PDT
New research shows that recent immigrants are twice as likely to ride bicycles as other Americans. Though the health impact is beneficial, the ridership is less likely to continue in the second generation.
Miller-McCune
April 17, 2010, 7am PDT
While a new analysis of census data revealed the importance of immigrants to regions and refuted commonly held beliefs, it revealed a clear preference for high-skilled immigrants which in turn is influencing federal legislation.
The New York Times - U.S.
December 1, 2009, 7am PST
A significant portion of greater Cleveland's economy is driven by its immigrant population, according to a new report.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 18, 2009, 11am PDT
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at a collaborative effort in New York City to get immigrant populations better engaged in the city's public parks.
Urban Omnibus