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  1. Montreal, Canada

    A Charter of Rights for Urban Citizens

    A Charter of Rights and Responsibilities comes to Montréal

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  3. Boston, United States

    A Million Dollar Question: Youth Lead the Change

    The city's participatory budgeting program invites young adults to share their ideas for building a better city through capital investments in local  neighbourhoods and communities

  4. Tous Parisiens
  5. Paris, France

    All Parisians, All Citizens

    City government establishes a council of non-citizens to ensure the voice of all residents is represented at the decision table

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  7. San Francisco, United States

    Bank On San Francisco

    A local government partnership provides banking services to the financially excluded

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  9. Münster, Germany

    Better Housing for Refugees Means Better Housing For All

    Improving living standards for refugees helps normalize the refugee settlement experience for everyone, turning strangers into neighbours.

  10. Auckland Libraries
  11. Auckland, New Zealand

    Bookshelves and Bollywood: Delivering on Diversity

    Library services reflect the city’s growing diversity and tomorrow’s information needs

  12. Wellington WRSS Marae visits
  13. Wellington, New Zealand

    Bringing Maori Culture to Newcomers: The Wellington Regional Settlement Strategy

    A collaborative approach to connect newcomers with Maori, the people of the land

  14. Toronto, CIMA Mayor's Cricket Tournament
  15. Toronto, Canada

    CIMA Mayor's School Cricket Tournament

    Cricket as a vehicle for team building, cross-cultural communication and leadership development.

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  17. Calgary, Canada

    Calgary’s Employment Forums Go Face-to-Face

    Bringing the city's hiring managers face-to-face with immigrant job-seekers

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  19. New York City, United States

    Cities for Citizenship

    Citizenship is a powerful tool that can lift families out of poverty, and is also an untapped revenue tool for municipalities.

  20. Sheffield, City of Sanctuary
  21. Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Cities of Sanctuary, Communities of Welcome

    An official city policy to welcome those in need builds a community supportive of refugees and new immigrants.

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  23. The Hague, Netherlands

    City Mondial: Looking Forward from the Past

    Using a multicultural history to support local business development and tourism strategies

  24. Fremont, CAPS Graduation Ceremony Photo Credit CAPS Staff
  25. Fremont, United States

    Community Ambassadors for Seniors

    Reaching out to seniors in their own cultural and faith communities

  26. Christchurch, New Zealand Police Handbook - 2
  27. Christchurch, New Zealand

    Community First: Christchurch’s Emergency Response

    Cultural outreach and community engagement helps police and social services be prepared to help newcomers during crisis

  28. Photo credit: Hunter Goldman, NYCEDC
  29. New York City, United States

    Competition THRIVE: Making the City Stronger

    A business plan competition to help immigrant entrepreneurs with small business ventures

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  31. Dublin, Ireland

    Did You Know You Can Vote? Cities and Democracy at Work

    A city framework for integration makes voting rights the key to immigrant empowerment

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  33. Mannheim, Germany

    Diversity Day: Today and Every Day in Mannheim

    City leadership takes a corporate-led diversity charter to the streets

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  35. Frankfurt, Germany

    Diversity Moves Frankfurt

    Hitting the virtual highway for a public consultation on integration

  36. Valongo, Value difference, Living Library CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE VALONGO
  37. Valongo, Portugal

    Do not Judge a Book by its Cover

    A living library uses life stories to engage young people and break down prejudice and stereotypes about diversity

  38. Street Mekka
  39. Copenhagen, Denmark

    Engaging in Copenhagen

    Taking a diversity charter to the business community

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  41. Leicester, United Kingdom

    Everyday Policing for Equality

    Building equality and diversity into everyday policing

  42. Barcelona anti-rumours
  43. Barcelona, Spain

    Fighting Fiction with Facts: the BCN Anti-Rumour Campaign

    City Council enlists community agents to dispel myths about immigrants and fight discrimination with facts and good humour

  44. Offenbach - Fit for Finance
  45. Offenbach, Germany

    Fit for Finance

    Promoting financial literacy and labour market success via intercultural mediators

  46. Bilbao - Multilingual Guide
  47. Bilbao, Spain

    Found in Translation: Bilbao’s Online Multilingual Resource Guide

    A comprehensive multilingual online resource guides residents, municipal staff and community NGOs

  48. Wuppertal Partizipation
  49. Wuppertal, Germany

    From Asylum to Employment: The Wuppertal Partizipation Network

    A multi-sector job readiness initiative that helps asylum seekers access the labour market

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  51. Boston, United States

    From Boston’s Back Streets to Mainstream Success

    Immigrant-owned businesses are fueling urban economies

  52. Marseille Espérance
  53. Marseille, France

    From Hope to Fraternity: Marseille Espérance

    Mayoral leadership brings together religious communities to create a forum for dialogue and community mediation

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  55. Barcelona, Spain

    From Neighbours to Citizens: the Barcelona Interculturality Plan

    A roadmap to the intercultural city based on common values, civic participation and everyday interactions.

  56. Madrid Plan on Social and Intercultural Coexistence
  57. Madrid, Spain

    From Public Space to Common Ground

    A public space revitalization program is designed to bring intercultural communities together

  58. WeiÃ?gerbergasse (Leather craftsmen's lane), Nuremberg, Germany
  59. Nuremberg, Germany

    From the Cradle to the Classroom

    Preparing the next generation for future success is a major goal of Nuremberg's vision for the city

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  61. Bristol, United Kingdom

    Future-Proofing the City

    Building livability and inclusion into the formula for urban resilience

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  63. 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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  65. Fort Wayne, United States

    Gateway to Little Burma

    New gateway cities make newcomer communities count -and be counted.

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  67. York, Canada

    Getting Credit for Credentials

    A foreign credential process guide recognizes merit and ensures consistency in public service hiring practices for both Canadian and internationally trained candidates

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  69. Greenwich, United Kingdom

    Giving Equality a Sporting Chance in Greenwich

    Using sport, art and new social media to build strong, active and inclusive communities

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  71. Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg. My Port. Germany. My Home.

    A naturalization campaign makes citizenship the key to inclusion for long-time city residents

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  73. Toronto, Canada

    Hearing and Vision Screening at School

    Mobile health clinics provide students with vision and hearing aids and greater promise for academic success

  74. Beautifully restored shophouses are everywhere in Singapore. They are two or three-story row buildings, usually with a business on the ground floor and residences above.
  75. Singapore, Singapore

    Heritage and Modernity in Singapore’s Urban Renewal

    An urban renewal project revitalizes city neighbourhoods while reclaiming its multicultural past

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  77. Helsinki, Finland

    Immigrant Businesses get a Helping Hand

    Supporting immigrant entrepreneurs before problems arise.

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  79. Leeds, United Kingdom

    Improving Housing, Empowering Communities: Incorporating Multiculturalism Into Urban Planning

    A local housing strategy uses a multi-stakeholder, participatory approach and helps set a strategic community agenda for local government

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  81. Barcelona, Spain

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Immigrants

    What's good for business is good for new immigrants and entrepreneurs

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  83. Toronto, Canada

    Integration Through Education: Toronto’s Second Generation Makes the Grade

    Global recognition for equal opportunities in education and successful academic outcomes for all kids

  84. Montreal - Programme de parrainage professionnel
  85. Montreal, Canada

    Internships, 'Canadian’ Experience and Employment

    Program helps newcomers integrate into the city’s workforce through on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching

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  87. Cardiff, Wales

    Language from the Law: The Cardiff E.S.O.L. Police Project

    Police build trust through language and skill training programs delivered to new immigrants

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  89. Toronto, Canada

    Looking Ahead: the TPS Recruiting and Hiring Strategy

    Delivering police services in partnership with the city’s diverse communities keeps Toronto safe

  90. PHOTO CREDIT - Waitemata District Health Board, Asian Health Support Service
  91. Auckland, New Zealand

    Lost in Translation: Auckland's Primary Health Interpreting Services

    Interpreting services to better serve the primary health care needs of diverse communities

  92. Halifax - Connector Program
  93. Halifax, Canada

    Making Connections

    Business needs talent. Talent needs opportunity. A networking program completes the equation.

  94. Rachel and Fatimah at the Boise International Summer Program, 2012. Permission: Boise Weekly
  95. Boise, United States

    Making Friends and Sharing Dreams: International Summer Youth Program

    A summer program pairs students from the refugee community with native born peers to encourage new friendships and mutual understanding across cultures.

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  97. Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Making Maternity Services Migrant-Friendly

    Mapping the health needs of migrant communities puts maternal health on the agenda

  98. Photo Credit: Vicente Camposo
  99. Badalona, Spain

    Making Space for a Sikh Parade

    A cultural street procession creates a common space for good neighbours

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  101. London, United Kingdom

    Mapping Community Cohesion in Waltham Forest

    Community engagement is a council’s strategy to deliver social cohesion

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  103. Boston, United States

    Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians

    An agency dedicated to helping the city’s newcomers connect with city government services

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  105. Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom

    Meet Your Neighbours

    Promoting interaction and understanding through inter-faith dialogue

  106. Toronto, Mentoring, City of Toronto mentoring orientation
  107. Toronto, Canada

    Mentoring Skilled Immigrants at City Hall

    City employees volunteer to mentor newcomers about workplace and professional culture.

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  109. Milan, Italy

    Milan Bus Stories

    Using public transportation networks to carry migration stories across the city

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  111. Antwerp, Belgium

    Minding Minority Interests at City Hall

    A city council invites a federation of minority groups to improve community relations

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  113. St. Louis, United States

    Mosaic's Ambassadors of Prosperity

    Promoting regional prosperity through immigration, innovation and community partnerships

  114. Photo Credit: City of Munich
  115. Munich, Germany

    Munich Lives Diversity

    To mainstream intercultural integration, city leadership makes diversity training part of its institutional culture, city-wide

  116. Vanessa Lazón came to Nashville from Peru as a teenager, and now runs the Mayor’s Office of New Americans. (Christopher Swope)
  117. Nashville, United States

    MyCity Academy

    Recruiting and training a new generation of local leaders from the city's many immigrant communities

  118. Neukolln - Neighbourhood Mothers
  119. Neukölln, Germany

    Neighbourhood Mothers Leading the Way in Neukölln

    Immigrant women are trained as mentors and agents of integration to help new immigrant families in local communities.

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  121. Barcelona, Spain

    New Families, New City

    Helping immigrants meet the joys and challenges of family reunification

  122. Commissioner Howard Broad and Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres at the launch. Photo by Anna Woolnough
  123. Wellington, New Zealand

    New Zealand Police finds Engagement with Migrant Communities

    Handbook to religious diversity helps police improve relations with minority groups

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  125. San Gabriel City, United States

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Weibo!

    Using social media and cross-cultural ICT to connect across diverse communities

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  127. Madrid, Spain

    On the Front Lines of Integration

    Creating confidence in community policing through consultation and local recruitment

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  129. Rheine, Germany

    Open Mosques against Prejudice

    Open doors help build open communities.

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  131. Oslo, Norway

    Oslo Extra Large

    Making city leadership accountable to its policies for inclusion.

  132. Barcelona Noubarris_Park Author Alejandro Guerrero Captured at September 2005
  133. Barcelona, Spain

    Parc Central de Nou Barris

    Creating new spaces in old cities

  134. Dortmund, Politik Mit-Wirkung
  135. Dortmund, Germany

    Participation, Politics and Impact

    Putting a face on the political process and initiating dialogue leads to increased political participation

  136. Mount Prospect Library
  137. Chicago, United States

    Partnering for Success: Investing in City Governments

    Supporting partnerships between local government and charitable foundations for sustainable community development.

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  139. Montreal, Canada

    Play It Fair!

    Using a human rights approach to teach children about equality and respect for diversity

  140. Newport News Police - Hispanic Outreach Initiative
  141. Newport News, United States

    Police Take Community Outreach to City Hall

    Community policing transforms crime reduction into a city-wide commitment to quality service delivery and community trust.

  142. City of Turin
  143. Turin, Italy

    Porta Palazzo and the Balon Flea Market

    Participatory planning leads to market success and integrated neighbourhoods

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  145. 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

  146. Syllable division in Nordstrasse School
  147. Zurich, Switzerland

    Putting Quality into Multi-Ethnic Schools (QUIMS)

    A program for quality assurance in multi-ethnic schools builds academic success and cohesive communities

  148. Bilbao, Programa Mujer, Salud y Violencia
  149. Bilbao, Spain

    Putting Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

    Promoting women’s health in immigrant communities through “agents of empowerment”

  150. Edmonton, Racism Free Edmonton
  151. Edmonton, Canada

    Racism Free Edmonton

    A municipal commitment to end racism creates space for a community conversation about race, diversity and inclusion

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  153. Munich, Germany

    Reaching out to Migrant Entrepreneurs in Munich

    Recognizing the contribution of immigrant entrepreneurs helps promote small business success and build a network of business leaders.

  154. Photo credit: Tourism Saskatoon
  155. Saskatoon, Canada

    Reflecting the City: Employment Equity at Work

    Building a workforce that is representative of a newly diverse population through community outreach, partnerships and pre-employment coaching

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  157. Aachen, Germany

    Relying on Immigrant Networks: Business Network Aachen

    The city establishes local immigrant network to develop international economic opportunities

  158. Kungalv,  We walk on the same earth, can we walk together
  159. Kungälv, Sweden

    Rooting Out Intolerance: the Kungälv Model

    A project that reduces racism and intolerant attitudes among young people while saving the municipality millions.

  160. Photo Credit: City Council of Valladolid
  161. Valladolid, Spain

    Semana Intercultural: Valladolid’s Week of Sharing Ideas and Cultures

    A cultural festival raises awareness and strengthens intercultural co-existence while promoting civic engagement through a collaborative planning process.

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  163. Hume City, Australia

    Social Justice Charter and Citizen’s Bill of Rights

    A city charter that promises equality and human rights for all city residents

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  165. New York City, United States

    Staying in Touch: The Library Responds To A Changing Community

    Tracking community demographics helps a city library change with the times.

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  167. Erfurt, Germany

    Strangers Become Friends

    Building a welcoming community by connecting international students and local residents

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  169. Toronto, Canada

    Taking Teachers on Community and Faith Walks

    Inner-city teachers get to know the community by going outside the school

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  171. Brooklyn Center, United States

    Taking Time for Community Safety

    A 2-way community engagement strategy helps police contribute to safe, welcoming communities

  172. Wuppertal, Sprach-Integrationskursberatung, Bericht Sprache 2010
  173. Wuppertal, Germany

    Taking a National Language and Integration Class Local

    Language training and employment services open doors to work, school and the everyday business of daily life

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  175. Malmö, Sweden

    Taking the Swedish National Diversity Plan to School

    Exemplary implementation of the National Diversity Plan in Sweden - Integration through education

  176. Vienna - MINGO
  177. Vienna , Austria

    Talking Business in your Mother Tongue

    One stop shop for immigrant entrepreneurs offers business counselling in many languages.

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  179. London, United Kingdom

    Team London and the Mayor's Mentoring Scheme

    Building city-wide voluntary networks to improve social problems

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  181. Botkyrka, Sweden

    The Dilemma Workshop

    Living and working together in the intercultural city means challenging discrimination and implicit bias one person at a time

  182. Toronto, Toronto Public Library, LSP
  183. Toronto, Canada

    The Great Equalizer: Toronto Public Library

    Public libraries reach out new immigrants with tailor-made settlement services.

  184. London, Living Wage
  185. London, United Kingdom

    The London Living Wage Campaign

    City of London signs on to successful community campaign to improve city wages and monitor employment practices

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  187. Duisburg, Germany

    The Miracle of Marxloh: Bringing A Community Together Around A New Mosque

    Participatory planning means social inclusion for all residents and cause for celebration for the community at large

  188. Madrid, Open Library, espiral Biblioteca Abierta
  189. Madrid, Spain

    The Open Library Welcomes the World at Home

    Multilingual services and bilingual intercultural mediators create inclusive public space and a sense of welcome for new communities

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  191. Philadelphia, United States

    The Philadelphia Story: Economic Integration through Integrated Services

    Access to capital and business counselling promotes entrepreneurial success and helps revitalize city neighbourhoods

  192. Hertfordshire - Polish Forum
  193. Hatfield (Hertfordshire), United Kingdom

    The Polish Forum and the Fire Station

    An immigrant community promotes civic engagement and community partnerships with local government and agencies

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  195. Stuttgart, Germany

    The Stuttgart Pact For Integration: the Power of Planning

    Urban leadership creates an inclusive integration strategy for full community participation.

  196. Vancouver, Dialogues Project, design by Lam Wong
  197. Vancouver, Canada

    The Vancouver Dialogues Project: Where the Gold Mountain Meets Turtle Island

    Increasing intercultural understanding and connection between Aboriginal and immigrant communities

  198. Credit: London 2012
  199. London, United Kingdom

    The World in a City: The Olympic Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

    Ensuring an Olympic Games for everyone through fair and accessible business

  200. Ghent - Ambassadors
  201. Ghent, Belgium

    The Youth Ambassador Project

    Young people with a migrant background share their stories about their paths to success and the challenges they have overcome

  202. Torre Pacheco, Film Creation Workshop
  203. Torre Pacheco, Spain

    Thinking Big: A Film Festival Highlights Small Town Diversity

    Combining culture and education to promote intercultural dialogue

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  205. Erlangen, Germany

    Triple Win: Tapping Refugee Talent

    In partnership with the city, an engineering multinational pilots a training program for asylum seekers as part of a campaign to counter misconceptions about refugees.

  206. Auckland, Green planning
  207. Auckland, New Zealand

    Twin Streams Project: Common Ground for Environmental Sustainability

    Creating common ground for strong communities and environmental sustainability.

  208. Auckland
  209. Auckland, New Zealand

    Unlocking Auckland's Diversity

    Moving newcomer integration to the forefront of Auckland’s future

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  211. New Haven, United States

    Urban Citizens: Municipal Identification Cards (ID) For Inclusive And Safe Communities

    Proactive city government takes the lead nationally on recognizing the interests of all city residents

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  213. Auckland, New Zealand

    Walking School Bus

    School parents promote child health and safely while building community, one step at a time.

  214. Hamburg - We are Hamburg
  215. Hamburg, Germany

    We are Hamburg! Won’t you join us?

    An innovative marketing campaign recruits diversity into local government while promoting inclusion across the city.

  216. New York, We are New York, Learn English
  217. New York City, United States

    We are New York Project

    Providing access to public services for all New Yorkers through innovative television programming and neighbourhood conversation circles

  218. Co-Workers in Business Meeting
  219. Richmond Hill, Canada

    Welcoming Diverse Leadership

    A growing municipality takes steps to improve minority representation on civic boards

  220. photo: Roger Kidd, via Wikimedia Commons
  221. Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    Wolverhampton India Project

    Immigrants and transnational networks give a city a strategic advantage in an ever more globalized world

  222. Bremen, You are the Key
  223. Bremen, Germany

    You Are the Key: Your Future,Your City

    A recruitment campaign to bring diversity to a city’s recruitment practice

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  225. Cologne, Germany

    Youth Employment Drives Diversity Goals

    Business case for diversity targets vocational training and job opportunities for young people in local government

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  1. Toronto, Canada

    Access Without Fear: Building a City of Sanctuary

    Providing access to city services to non-status or undocumented immigrants reduces fear of deportation while contributing to wider community safety and well-being.

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  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Amsterdam To Toronto: Top Points for Police

    Senior police officers develop intercultural competencies through peer-to-peer city learning exchange

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  5. Celle, Germany

    Anonymous Job Applications Help Overcome Hiring Biases

    Both employer and applicant win when using an anonymous job application process

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  7. Berlin, Germany

    Berlin: Testing Diversity in City Councils

    Do our democratic institutions reflect the increasing diversity of our society?

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  9. Chicago, United States

    Chicago Opens Office of New Americans

    Recognizing immigrants as an important political constituency.

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  11. New York City, United States

    Engaging Newcomers in City Parks

    A city strategy to ensure its park system is welcoming and responsive to the needs and preferences of its newest residents

  12. Hamilton Ontario Skyline - Author Rick Cordeiro
  13. Hamilton, Canada

    Hamilton: Going for Gold – Beyond Pan Am 2015

    The city's corporate management embeds principles of equity and inclusion within its business practices and service delivery

  14. Photo credit: Simone D'Antonio
  15. Satriano, Italy

    In Italy, a struggling town looks to refugees for revival

    Where welcoming refugees is an opportunity to re-populate a small town, it creates "a virtuous cycle"

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  17. Turin, Italy

    Turin: Bibliomigra brings the library to the people

    A mobile lending library brings its multilingual collections to the streets and heart of the city

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