Book Cover: Migrants to the Metropolis
Book Cover: Migrants to the Metropolis

The Globalization, Urbanization & Migration (GUM) site is an on-going collaborative research site and network oriented towards gathering empirical data at the urban-level to measure immigration in cities around the world. Professors Marie Price and Lisa Benton-Short are the principle investigators, based in the Department of Geography at the George Washington University.  We have received funding from the GW Center for the Study of Globalization. As far as we know, there is no other source where urban-level data on immigration is available for global cities.

GUM currently has information for more than 150 metropolitan areas (over 1 million in population) and it draws data from more than 50 countries. The data sets, pie charts and maps available on this site, allow researchers to add to their understanding of the impact of globalization and immigration on cities. How cities navigate immigrant-driven cultural diversity will shape local and national policy debates in the years ahead. To better inform these debates, we have developed this website to make the urban level data available to the public. We invite scholars and policy makers to contribute their work and urban-level data to GUM to better inform policy discussions and research on urban-level immigration.  If you use data from this site, please reference it as Globalization, Urbanization & Migration http://gum.columbian.gwu.edu.  If you would like to add data to this site please contact us.