Anna Joo Kim

Assistant Professor of Housing and Community Development - 
School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Anna Joo Kim conducts research in the rapidly expanding field of planning for diverse communities, with a focus on economic development and city planning challenges in new immigrant destinations. Refugee and immigrant integration is an especially timely area of study on demographic change in urban and suburban areas, both globally and within the US.

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She works closely with the Welcoming Cities of Georgia, as well as immigrant advocacy and service organizations in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Her research projects have received grant awards from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Studies Association, UC Center for New Racial Studies, and the UCLA and Berkeley Institutes for Research on Labor and Employment.

Dr. Kim’s book on “Immigrant Atlanta: Segregation, Integration and Sprawl in the New South” is under contract with Temple University Press.

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