Prof. J. Phillip Thompson
Prof. Alethia Jones
This course provides an introduction to the issues of immigrants, planning, and race. It identifies the complexities and identities of immigrant populations emerging in the United States context and how different community groups negotiate that complexity. It explores the critical differences and commonalities between immigrant and non-immigrant communities, as well as how the planning profession does and should respond to those differences. Finally, the course explores the intersection of immigrant communities' formation and their interactions with African Americans and the idea of race in the United States.
Thompson, J., and Alethia Jones. 11.947 Race, Immigration, and Planning, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-947-race-immigration-and-planning-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA