We are quite familiar with the historical immigrant communities of older American cities such as Little Italy, numerous Chinatowns, a German Village here, a Slavic Village there, etc. These places have become landmarks in many of our cities.

We also continue to see geographically clustered communities spring up from newer immigrants in cities where you might not expect it. On this episode, we’ll look at how these older immigrant enclaves emerged and explore the newer trends in immigration in our cities and their impact. …Aside from giving us the ability to have bagels for breakfast, sushi for lunch, and molé for dinner in any town worth its salt.


 

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Show Notes + Sources

Pew Center on early immigration

Social Dimensions of Immigration

The Contributions of Immigrants to American Culture

Immigrants and the geography of innovation

New gateway cities for immigration

Immigrant-friendly cities

Share of foreign born inventors in states 1880-1940

Immigrants and the modern economy

Emerging immigrant locales

Immigration into the suburbs

More on immigrants and the economy

Additional Reading

Pro-Immigration Efforts in Cities

Additional analysis and tool to project the impact of immigrants on local housing markets

What are Sanctuary Cities?

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