CSU’s new Center for Population Dynamics studies how migration reinvigorates cities
Groundbreaking research conducted by the new Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will examine how influxes of new people and new ideas can help cities compete in the global economy and promote a good quality of life.
Richey Piiparinen (above), a Levin College research fellow whose areas of expertise include migration and development, will serve as director of the center.
“Our research at CSU will focus on how migration drives development,” Piiparinen said. “With migration comes an increased flow of intellectual capital, human capital and financial capital. Migration deepens a city’s idea bank and enriches its global connectivity.”