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 on the emerging economies. My introduction chapter presents a state of knowledge on this topic.
Small Businesses in COVID-19
Small businesses, especially minority-owned, immigrant-owned, and mainstreet businesses are hard-hit during the COVID-19 crisis. Can they survive the crisis and successfully reopen? https://urbaninstitute.gsu.edu/urban-perspectives-covid-19/
JUA Special Issue: China’s New Urban Realities and Development Policies
In this open access special issue, we assembled a series of articles on China’s integrated urban-rural development policy, fiscal decentralization, job-housing balance, local government-firm connection, new housing investment, and infrastructure capital investment. Please follow link here
New book on metropolitan governance
My co-edited book with Bligh Grant at University of Technology Sydney and Lin Ye at Sun Yat-Sen University is finally out! Titled “Metropolitan Governance in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Borders, Challenges, Futures”, it features a collection of diverse chapters from that region. Check it out on Springer website here
Best and worst state economies
Check out Wallethub’s findings on best and worst state economies, as well as my and others’ take on how to promote state and local economies here
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 – Hong Kong Sandpit (link here). Comparative is the way to go for urban research!
GIRN is official!
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 info here
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 library put up on the interact wall.
Welcoming Cities Forum at GSU
Come join us for a forum on Welcoming Cities – A Dialogue between Research and Policy on Wednesday, March 9 to hear the latest research on immigrant communities in Atlanta, the new immigrant-integrating initiative and its implementation in Atlanta http://aysps.gsu.edu/event/welcoming-cities-a-dialogue-between-research-and-policy/49