Anna Joo Kim
Anna Joo Kim conducts research in the rapidly expanding field of planning for diverse communities, with a special focus on economic development and city planning challenges for new immigrant destinations. Refugee and immigrant integration is an especially timely area of study on changing US metropolitan areas, as the White House launched its first national Welcoming Communities campaign, in partnership with Welcoming America in 2015. Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of housing and community development at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She works closely with the Welcoming Cities of Atlanta, Norcross, and Clarkston, as well as other immigrant advocacy and service organizations in Los Angeles and Atlanta.