PERE Publications

Equity Issue Brief - Immigrant Integration: Integrating New Americans and Building Sustainable Communities

Equity Issue Brief - Immigrant Integration: Integrating New Americans and Building Sustainable Communities

Prepared by: Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, Marlene Ramos, Mirabai Auer

December 2012

This brief is one in a series that PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)/Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) assembled for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. The series is intended to support a learning community of regional and local governments focused on integrating equity (economic, social, and environmental) into their plans, policies, and projects. In this brief, we cover how planners and policymakers can help foster mobility, participation, and openness by convening conversations around immigrant integration and mapping the landscapes of labor, housing, and transportation in ways that are inclusive of immigrant concerns and aspirations.



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