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Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response

Check out this report just released by The Brookings Institution that analyzes immigration trends in the Philadelphia region. Among its peers, metropolitan Philadelphia has the largest and fastest growing immigrant population, which now stands at over 500,000, comprising 9% of the population.

Report authors:

  • Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
  • David Park, Research Analyst and Data Coordinator, Metropolitan Policy Program
  • Michael Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
  • Domenic Vitiello, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning & Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania  


Posted by Andrew Goodman.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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