Immigration and Urban Planning
Challenges and Opportunities for Massachusetts Communities
Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm
105 mass ave. (MIT building 9)
Room 255 - dinner provided
As immigrant communities face increasing fear of deportation and immigration policy hurdles into the media spotlight, the planning profession must ask itself how to respond:
How do we answer rhetoric surrounding immigration & refugees?
What state and federal policies should we support?
How can we elevate and foster the economic development and cultural life occurring in immigrant communities?
This workshop will let economic development and land use professionals from municipalities and CDCs, planning students, and immigrants themselves share stories, successes, and questions.
Liza Ryan, Director of Organizing, Mass Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Theresa Park, Planning Director, City of Lawrence
Sika Sedzro, Pittsfield Transformative Development Initiative Fellow
Justin Steil, Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning, MIT