The Building Inclusive Cities project explores the multidimensional and interconnected factors that contribute to open, inclusive cities in an era of global migration.

My City of Migration – A City Diagnostic

How inclusive is your city? Take the pulse of your city with the My City of Migration (MyCOM) Diagnostic. MyCOM is a modular web app that helps the city and community stakeholders assess ‘inclusion factors’ across the urban landscape and gain a better understanding of the conditions that enhance (or inhibit) immigrant inclusion.

Learning Platform

Explore the challenges and opportunities of inclusive city-building with our international experts.The Building Inclusive Cities Learning Platform provides in-depth analysis on what works, what doesn’t, the cost of exclusion, good practices, policy recommendations, and opportunities for peer learning exchange (webinars). Check out our collection of expert essays on individual themes of inclusion, each with a selection of good practices [see sidebar box, at right].

Case Studies

  • Case study: The Inclusion of Migrant with Irregular Status [PDF]/ Dr. Sarah Spencer, Director, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, COMPAS, University of Oxford (UK). See also, webinar and related resources.
  • Case study: Planning for Urban Resilience and Inclusive Cities: Lessons from Toronto [PDF] / Dr. Zhixi Zhuang, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University (Toronto). See also,  webinar and related resources {coming soon]

How to Use the MyCOM Diagnostic – watch the video!


Expert essays