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Every ten years the Census provides a unparalleled opportunity to observe the changes in the population living in the hundreds of neighborhoods that comprise New York City. In this panel discussion, zoom in on the most significant population shifts as indicated by recent Census data, not only through immigration, but also other demographic changes, and anticipate what the 2020 Census will reveal. Panelists will also ask how the population churn affects New Yorkers’ common ideas and assumptions about neighborhood identity across the five boroughs, from East Harlem and St. George to Sunset Park, Morrisania, and LIC.

Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Professor at Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
Nancy Foner, Professor at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center
Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Joseph J. Salvo, Chief Demographer, NYC Department of City Planning
Hansi Lo Wang (moderator), National Correspondent, NPR

Exhibition viewing of Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers to follow. 

Photo credit: Courtesy of Peter Lobo