Spring 2025  |  PA 5281 Section 001: Immigrants, Urban Planning and Policymaking in the U.S. (56987)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/21/2025 - 05/05/2025
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course examines the impact of contemporary immigration in the U.S. on urban planning and public affairs. Through a review of canonical scholarship and contemporary research, it engages several issues including migration theory, an exploration of immigrant settlement patterns, labor market outcomes for immigrants, and community development in immigrant communities. The course concludes with a focus on how urban planners and public policy makers can work more effectively with immigrants in the U.S.
Class Description:
This course examines the impact of contemporary immigration in the U.S. on urban planning and public affairs. Specifically, it engages several important questions: How have immigrants changed cities in the U.S.? What kind of social, political and economic experiences do immigrants have once they arrive in the U.S.? How can urban planners and public policy makers fashion plans and policies that expand the opportunities and improve outcomes and improve outcomes for immigrants? To help answer these questions, we focus on the following areas: immigration theory, the residential settlement patterns of immigrants, labor market outcomes, community formation, and examples of effective (and ineffective) practices for working with immigrants in planning and public policy contexts.
Class Format:
40% Lecture
25% Discussion
25% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers
80-100 Pages Reading Per Week
40 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Paper(s)
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5281_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 August 2016

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