Skip to main content

Immigration Influx: The Future of Boom Towns

Cities around the globe are experiencing a large influx of migrants, with metropolises like New York City and London consistently ranking among the top destinations for those seeking a better life. Yet the impact of immigrants on these cities' populations is multifaceted.

Economically, migrants contribute to the labor force but can also add strain on public services. Socially, migration enriches the cultural fabric of cities, but it can also lead to social tensions, especially in areas with high concentrations of migrants. The large influx of migrants across the U.S. is bound to be a major political focus of the 2024 presidential election.

Join us as Matt Hall, Director of the Cornell Population Center, talks about the future shift in the demographics of some of the world’s major cities. He will discuss what he calls “boom towns” and highlight cities that are becoming major destinations for immigrants from Central America and Eastern Europe.


  • Why immigration has become an international topic of discussion
  • Which cities have been defined as “immigration boom towns”
  • The factors that lead to certain cities becoming major landing spots for migrants
  • How the demographics of major cities are shifting as a result of incoming migrants


view details of Matthew Hall

REGISTER NOW to gain access to this free event. 

Start Date: July 9, 2024
Start Time: 1:00 pm