Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity.
  • Live

    Dublin, Ireland

    Transport Links, Racism Divides

    An anti-racism campaign focuses on public transportation and includes staff training and improved reporting systems
  • Work

    Cremona, Italy

    Sikh Formaggio

    Immigrants from India’s Punjab region are helping preserve a slice of Italian culture while making an invaluable contribution to the economy
    Photo credit: Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
  • Learn

    Wiesbaden, Germany

    Private Prayer in Public School

    A new curriculum for the instruction of Islam in primary school creates a more inclusive and equitable educational experience for German families with a Muslim background
  • Connect

    London, United Kingdom

    Future-Proofing the Library: The Idea Store

    An aging library system’s dramatic re-invention delivers better service for its community today—and into the future
  • Plan

    San Francisco, United States

    Bank On San Francisco

    A local government partnership provides banking services to the financially excluded
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Featured StorySuperdiversity and Demographic Disruption

“The megatrend to watch, says NZ lawyer Mai Chen, is not age or urbanization, but demography.” More.

Featured Story“Say it loud, say it clear: refugees are welcome here”

World Bank’s Ellen Goldstein, Country Director for the Western Balkans, on the refugee crisis.  More.

Featured StoryGood Ideas in Refugee Integration

Cities around the world are stepping up to the challenge of fostering refugee integration into local communities. More.

Learning Exchange

Webinar VideoNational Policies for an International Challenge: Improving Refugee Integration

World Bank Senior Economist Manjula Luthria comes together with Ratna Omidvar of the Global Diversity Exchange, Doug Saunders of the Globe and Mail, and Matthias Mayer of the Bertelsmann Stiftung to explore new ideas for moving the refugee agenda forward. Read More.

Upcoming Webinar Why Matthew but not Samir? Disrupting Hiring Bias

A webinar for employers on recognizing unconscious bias, on October 27, 2015,  co-hosted by Hire Immigrants and Upwardly Global. Register now!

Webinar Video Tower Renewal in the Arrival City

Learn how the ground-breaking Tower Neighbourhood Renewal project in Toronto is exploring alternative narratives about urban renewal from European cities, integrating social resiliency, stewardship, adaptability into city-building and changing how we think about- and live in tower neighbourhoods.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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