FORA.tv Speaker - John Mollenkopf

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Biography

John Mollenkopf is director of the Center for Urban Research. He is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center and coordinates its interdisciplinary concentration in public policy and urban studies. He has authored or edited fifteen books on urban politics, urban policy, immigration, and New York City.

Prior to joining the Graduate Center in 1981, he directed the Economic Development Division of the New York City Department of City Planning and taught urban studies and public management at Stanford University. He received his PhD from Harvard and BA from Carleton College.

With Philip Kasinitz, Mary Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway, Mollenkopf recently completed Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press 2008), a book on educational attainment, labor market position, and political and civic involvement among second generation immigrant and native minority young adults in the New York metropolitan area.

His current research focuses on immigrants and politics in New York and Los Angeles, the political incorporation of immigrants in Europe and the U.S., and the comparative analysis of the situation of the second generation in eight European countries. His Place Matters: A Metropolitics for the 21st Century, co-authored with Peter Dreier and Todd Swanstrom, won the Michael Harrington Prize of the American Political Science Association in 2002. The New York Chapter of the American Planning Association gave him its Robert Ponte award for distinguished contributions to the understanding of economic development in New York City.

He has served as a consultant to many public agencies in New York City, is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Building Resilient Regions, has helped to organize the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, and serves on the international advisory committee of the Netherlands Institute for City Innovation Studies.

1 Program

The New York High Line: An Urban Model, Or Not?

12.08.10 | 01:26:50 min | 4 comments