11.947 Race, Immigration, and Planning

Spring 2005

Image of a U.S. naturalization ceremony. (Image courtesy of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.)

Course Highlights

This course features the final project assignment from the course, as well as readings for each topic throughout the semester.

Course Description

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.
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Prof. J. Phillip Thompson
Prof. Alethia Jones

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session