Legacy Cities in the U.S. and Germany

Understanding Immigrant Incorporation and Neighborhood Change

We believe collaboration between German and American scholars can help to highlight the role of policies and institutions in coping with the challenges of neighborhood change and immigrant incorporation. By focusing on factors that are more under the control of local actors, albeit to varying degrees, comparative urban research can be of value to policymakers and local practitioners. Comparing U. S. and German cities can dispel the aura of inevitability that often pervades scholarly research on one country by highlighting how humanly chosen institutions and policies shape urban outcomes.

St. Louis Population (2015)
Dortmund Population (2015)