Places provide a common sense of territorial identity for migrants, refugees, and diaspora communities despite these groups having roots elsewhere. The activities of these communities question how we think about place and the fixity of boundaries of ‘here’ and ‘there’, and what it means to dwell in place. A central theme of these experiences is
Michael Rios is Professor of Urban Design and Vice Provost of Public Scholarship at the University of California, Davis. His scholarship focuses on community-based placemaking, and he has co-edited several books including Diálogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities(Routledge, 2013) and Community Development and Democratic Practice (Routledge, 2017).