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A Brief History of Immigration and Planning

This course discusses the relationship among immigration, space, and planning, providing an overview of key figures, dates, and events related to immigration policies and practices in this country.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (65 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2022
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    1. Introduction Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2. 1790 to 1914 Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    3. Pre-World War II Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    4. Post-World War II Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    5. 1980s and 1990s Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    6. The 2000s, Part I Chapter Duration 15 mins
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    7. The 2000s, Part II Chapter Duration 19 mins
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    8. Conclusion Chapter Duration 6 mins

What You Will Learn

  • The relationship among immigration, space, and planning.
  • The importance of racialized and ethnic immigrants to our cities, suburbs, and rural communities.
  • Understand the dark history of draconian immigration policies and the role of planners in immigrant communities.

Course Description

This course reviews the relationship among immigration, space, and planning, providing an overview of key figures, dates, and events related to immigration policies and practices in the United States. The time frame starts with 1790 and continues to the present. The overview includes key figures, such as Jacob Riis, Jane Adams, and Dr. Michael Dear, and focuses on selected dates and events, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

Learn these skills

  • History
  • Law and Policy
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.
This course is not eligible for CM Equity credit because the instructor is not AICP. 

Meet Your Instructor

Álvaro Huerta

Álvaro Huerta

Dr. Álvaro Huerta is a Religion and Public Life Organizing Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and an Associate Professor in Urban & Region Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at Cal Poly Pomona.

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