New book: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities

My new edited book is finally out! Titled Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities: Global Perspectives and published by Springer, it engages the topic from various academic perspectives and theoretical frameworks, on scales ranging from local, to urban, metropolitan, as well as transnational. It covers 16 case study cities from 14 countries, with a particular emphasis onContinue reading “New book: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities”

Hong Kong Conference Marathon

Was in Hong Kong for two urban conferences co-organized by GSU and Hong Kong Baptist University: The International Conference on Polarisation, Fragmentation and Resilience: Four Urban Contexts  Compared (link here) and Global Partnership for Better Cities РHong Kong Sandpit (link here). Comparative is the way to go for urban research!

GIRN is official!

GIRN – Georgia Immigration Research Network is now officially formed with its website hosted by Kennesaw State University. Please check it out here and stay tuned of our activities. Atlanta Studies news story here ūüôā

Welcoming Cities in a Snapshot

Our new report on welcoming cities provides a comprehensive view of their geographic location, timeline, sociodemographic characteristics and policy areas. Please check out our¬†report for the Center for State and Local¬†Finance here¬†.¬†There are also great work on immigrants and community development done by researchers at other Atlanta based universities like¬†GaTech and Kennesaw State. More infoContinue reading “Welcoming Cities in a Snapshot”

Global Partnership for Better Cities

This is a GSU-led efforts that convene partners from South Africa and Hong Kong to discuss common urban challenges facing cities around the world. A three day conference and site visits brought many perspectives and ideas for future dialogue. See here for more information and here for the great pictures of comparison cities our libraryContinue reading “Global Partnership for Better Cities”