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    Berlin to Brazil: Diversity Scores in Football

    As national teams representing the best in football vie for supremacy in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff described the World Cup as the cup for peace and against racism among other things. Can football fight racism? At the 2nd International Cities of Migration conference held in Berlin this month, two prolific thinkers weighed in on the motion: Be it resolved professional football is powerless to end racism.

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    Edward L. Glaeser: Triumph of the City

    Despite the bad rap cities get for being dirty, poor, unhealthy, crime ridden, expensive and environmentally unfriendly, a Harvard specialist on the economics of cities is keen to prove that they are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live. According to Edward Glaeser, the city is humanity’s “greatest invention and our best hope for the future.”

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Quick! I am Sick! Mobile Technology for Newcomers

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Milan Bus Stories

Using public transportation networks to carry migration stories across the city



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Gateway to New Audiences

Multicultural audience development means new artists, new content and new connections between communities


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Empowering Youth to Empower Parents

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Courting Justice: Families and The Law in Australia

Demystifying the judicial system for newcomers through community-led education strategies empowers new and emerging communities.


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