This session focuses on the roles that place plays in shaping contexts of reception for immigrants. This focus is imperative given the rapidly-changing geography of immigration in the U.S. Papers explore the relationship between intra-region location (e.g., central city vs. suburb) and neighborhood satisfaction among immigrants; how urban design (e.g., walkability, parks) is associated with perceptions of integration among immigrants; how threats of gentrification/displacement interact with immigrants’ sense of belonging; how socio-political climates and “warmth of welcome” shape the immigrant experience; novel ways of theorizing/measuring integration and belonging; how planners might make new gateway communities more welcoming for immigrants; how immigrants find ways to thrive in suburban areas, small towns, and rural areas that often lack the resources they need; and the role of place in shaping immigrant integration in new or re-emerging gateways (South, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions).
|Presenter||Alexandra Judelsohn*, University of Michigan, From Burma to Buffalo: Refugee Resettlement in Shrinking Cities||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Flavia Maria Lake*, UCLA, Spatial Concentration and Rent-Burden for Central American and Mexican Immigrants||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Jeremy Nemeth*, University of Colorado Denver, Edelina Burciaga, University of Colorado Denver, Alessandro Rigolon, University of Utah, Neighborhood Dynamics of Immigrant Integration||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Grigoris Argeros*, Eastern Michigan University, Racial and ethnic group suburban attainment differences between Michigan’s mature and developing suburbs||15||12:00 AM|
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