Designing Diversity – Diversität gestalten

Update! Update! Successful integration into local communities – recommendations and good practice!

The Bertelsmann Stiftung has updated its work on successful integration into local communities, with a new report offering 20 fresh examples of good practice, and 10 updated recommendations of local integration policy.

Translated loosely as “Designing Diversity” (Diversität gestalten), Bertelsmann’s new publication re-visits integration in 20 German cities five years after they were recognized as joint winners of the Carl Bertelsmann Prize competition, Integration In Local Communities, in 2005; co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

The diversity of German society is nowhere better seen than in its schools, playgrounds, its neighborhoods, trams and buses, sports grounds and shops. Today, every third child in Germany’s primary schools has an immigrant family background. How cities and local communities manage diversity – whether by creating or sustaining barriers to integration or by facilitating integration success – will determine urban prosperity and the future success and well-being of all its citizens.

Cities of Migration will be profiling  successful local practice and stories of municipal leadership from German cities over the next few months.