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Featured StoryOpen, Smart, Diverse? What Cities Need To Do

“In an age of high mobility, how are cities managing the complexity that comes with increasing super-diversity? More

Featured StoryThe Weeknd, Culture Shift and Postal Codes

“Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, TIFF, on topics of diversity in governance and what it takes to create greater and lasting inclusion. More

Featured StoryWicked Problems Require Complex Solutions

“Wendy Cukier, VP, Research and Innovation: Ryerson University: “Strategy is important, but culture eats strategy.” More

Learning Exchange

Upcoming WebinarSanctuary Cities: Challenges and Opportunities

Join us on May 24, to learn about policies and programs to protect undocumented residents in Toronto and New York More

Webinar VideoIn case you missed it, COM2016 videos are now online!

Watch playlist for 2016 International Cities of Migration Conference, Toronto: "Diversity Drives Prosperity" More

Past Webinars Webinar Archive

A collection of videos & resources on topics ranging from Refugee Integration to Financial Inclusion and Municipal Leadership. Read More
Municipal Leadership

Mayors on Migration

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    “Les ciutats han canviat, estem obertes, i hem de fer que la gent que se sent cridada a les ciutats en formi part.”
    – Xavier Trias, l’alcalde de Barcelona

  • Jussi Pajunen

    “Immigrants are a positive force in Finnish society.”

    Jussi Pajunen Mayor of Helsinki

  • Raquel Castaneda

    “Immigrants tend to open more small businesses, which leads to more jobs.”

    Raquel Castañeda-López Council member from Detroit

  • Olaf Scholz

    “Naturalization is much more than an administrative act. It is the declared belief in our state and our society.”

    Olaf Scholz First Mayor, Hamburg

  • “Promoting and embracing diversity is essential in today’s context, as it is a reality faced by more and more cities the world over.”

    Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman Mayor, Southeast District, Singapore

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    “I want our city to be the first destination for immigrants because they are going to create the jobs, create the new companies, the businesses of the future. We have to be the most welcoming cities we can be.”

    Rahm Emanuel Mayor, Chicago, US

  • “Bilbao is an open city. At the City Council we encourage values of coexistence, dialogue and management of cultural diversity. In Bilbao, all persons, whether from Bilbao or outside, have the same opportunities and access to services offered by the city.”

    Iñaki Azkuna Mayor, Bilbao, Spain

Mayors on Migration


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