Sunday, August 10, 2008

Immigrants and Urbanization

A key thing for planners to keep in mind as they think about planning future cities and regions is the increasing diversification of our population. In the past few days, this issue as it relates to the settlement patterns of minorities and immigrants has gotten some attention in both national and local media. In the former case, the New Republic discusses how this is making US Cities resemble their international counterparts: Trading Places

And, the Twin Cities are moving right along with this trend. Our colleague Kathy Fennelly is quoted in this article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune about growth among minority groups in three big Twin Cities suburbs: In the suburbs, population growth sees a diverse shift

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