Migration (2011)


For its 18th volume, Critical Planning explores migration with a particular focus on its causes, consequences, and responses. Migration is rarely a painless process, and almost never a voluntary one. People move from the countryside to the city, from the city to the suburbs (and back), and from the developing world to the developed world in order to seek employment, to flee political oppression or war, or to escape the impending ravages of climate change. Such human flux produces fertile ground for creative interactions among people of diverse languages, cultures, and experiences. At the same time, it can inspire adverse reactions, as seen in recent immigration enforcement legislation in Arizona and the proscription of minarets and headscarves in Europe.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Note: Migration (pdf)
    Karolina Gorska
  • From Mogadishu to Columbus: Somali Refugee Resettlement, Segemented Assimilation and Policy Implications
    Christopher Riley
  • Planning and Local Citizenship: How Migrants Become Active Citizens in Vancouver
    Lisi Feng
  • Retirement Migration and the (Re)Population of Vulnerable Rural Areas: A Case Study of Date City (Hokkaidō, Japan)
    Thomas, Feldhoff
  • The Changing Face of the American Dream: Planning Strategies for Immigrant Integration and Sustainable Growth in Suburban America
    Julie Behrens and Kaja Kühl
  • Immigration as Domestic Housing Market Expansion and Planners' Dream Fulfillment: 1960s British Migration to South Australia
    Janette Young
  • What the Market Bares
    Dara Greenwald and Sarah Kanouse
  • Coming Tide of Climate Migrants? An Interview with the University of Geneva's Dr. Alexandre Babak Hedjazi on the 2010 Unviersity of Geneva and United Nations Environment Program Conference on Climate Change and Migration
    Shadrach Pilip-Florea
  • This is Our Country Too: Undocumented Immigrant Youth Organizing and the Battle for the DREAM Act
    Carlos Amador
  • Recycling the City: Darning Downtown Phoenix
    Nan Ellin and Kelly Turner
  • Book Review: Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America about Democracy
    Gilda Rodriguez