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    On Global Cities

    To understand the 21st century, we must understand global cities, who lives in them and how they nurture their own citizens, says Richard C. Longworth, author of On Global Cities.

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    Good Ideas in Refugee Integration

    Many cities around the world are recognizing that refugees have their own special needs and are stepping up to the challenge of fostering their integration into their new communities.

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    Pan Am Games: Toronto’s Cultural Diversity on Display

    It might be said that having the Pan Am and the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, the world’s third largest multi-sport event, is very fitting because it reflects the rich and diverse tapestry of the city. Heralded as one the most multicultural cities in the world, half of Toronto’s population was born outside Canada, reflecting Toronto’s motto: Diversity: Our Strength.

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    Projects End But the Migration-Integration Battle Goes On

    If Europe is to retain its current output of goods and services, it will need to welcome in a further 56 million migrants by 2050.

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Recent Good Ideas

Munich, Germany

Giving Young Refugees a Shot at Success

A learner-centred approach gives young refugees opportunities for education and integration


Nhill, Australia

Small Towns, Big Returns

Refugee resettlement gives regional economy a boost while welcoming Karen families from Myanmar as valued and respected members of the community.


Living Together

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



Madrid, Spain

Living Together in Madrid

The city of Madrid updates its official plan for  'Living Together'' by building on the experience of its newest residents and neighbours


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


Living Together

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