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The Great Immigration Turnaround: new facts and old rhetoric

February 22, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Atlanta Census Research Data Center, and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning

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Dowell Myers is a demographer and urban planner who creates narratives to promote public understanding about pressing issues that affect our common future. In his February 22 talk at the Atlanta Fed he will use the most recent demographic data to outline the new facts and debunk some of the old rhetoric that shaped policy debates on immigration. He will spotlight changes before and after the Great Recession, illuminating how key immigration myths are now outdated. Fact-based trends are revealed using an animated presentation to reinterpret the benefits and costs of immigration in light of the aging baby boomer tsunami. 

About Dowell Myers:
Dowell Myers is a professor in the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development and director of the Population Dynamics Research Group. Myers holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Well-known as a specialist in demographic trends and their relation to all areas of policy and planning, Myers has a particular expertise in projecting the future and conveying knowledge useful for public decision making. Myers has testified before the U.S. Congress at Ellis Island and before the California Legislature. His recent research has focused on immigration and housing, including the Journal of the American Planning Association 2008 award article “Aging Baby Boomers and the Generational Housing Bubble,” and the 2007 book Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America.


February 22, 2012
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States


Georgia Tech SCaRP