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
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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • Plan

    San Francisco, United States

    Bank On San Francisco

    A local government partnership provides banking services to the financially excluded
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Conversations

Featured StoryPico Iyer: The Foreign Spell

“To be a foreigner is to be perpetually detached, but it is also to be continually surprised.”More.

Featured StoryBeyond Banking: Making Migration a Business Issue

Frank Cui, BNZ: Diversity is not about age, gender, style or ethnicity. It’s about unleashing the...More.

Featured StorySuzanne Ma: Meet Me in Venice

The habit of migration spread. Soon, hundreds of thousands were leaving Zhejiang province, fanning out around...More.

Learning Exchange

Webinar VideoNational Policies for an International Challenge: Improving Refugee Integration Policies

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.

Conference Videos Mayors Panel and the Big Debate

Watch videos from the Mayors Panel on Re-imagining the City and the Big Debate: Beautiful Game? Or Racist Quagmire? (2014 Cities of Migration Conference, Berlin).Read More.

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

  • 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

  • Boise was built by immigrants. Our city has long been a place where people came from around the world to find economic opportunity and build a better life.

    David H. Bieter Mayor, Boise, US

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