Monthly Archive - September 2014

Dishing Up DELI: Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration

2014-09-30

Immigrant entrepreneurs have always played a key role in global trade and the economic success of host countries. Governments and organizations across the world are paying renewed attention to this very element as means towards economic integration of new comers. Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration (DELI) is one such effort co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Integration Fund.

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Swede visits Toronto for Canadian ideas in integration

2014-09-29

Maroun Aoun, CEO of IFS,talks about great Canadian ideas

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Cities in Competition: Cultural Offer Improves Attractiveness

2014-09-29

Philippe Kern,Managing Director, KEA and URBACT Thematic Expert makes the case for culture: Many cities focus on their economic development to be more competitive. They forget that the soul of a city is its culture, its capacity to be festive, to make noise is a crucial parameter of attractiveness in the competition to attract industries and talents.

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Alan Broadbent: We Are All City Builders

2014-09-12

At the dawn of the urban age, all of us have the privilege of being at the vanguard of the vital work of city building, says Alan Broadbent in his opening speech at the 2014 Cities of Migration Conference in Berlin.

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Mary Rowe: Cities Are About Place

2014-09-12

Cities are about place. It is important to take seriously how we shape that experience for newcomers, says Mary Rowe, MASNYC, in her closing keynote address on City Building at the 2014 International Cities of Migration Conference in Berlin.

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Let diversity be part of our collective future

2014-09-09

Mattias Nord, CEO Visit Karlstad, Kenneth Johansson, Senator of Värmland, and other civic and business leaders in Karlstad (Sweden) talk about the importance of harnessing diversity to Sweden’s future prosperity: “One size does not fit all.”

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Top Ten Bountiful Ideas for Shared Urban Prosperity

2014-09-05

What have you learned? Audience response was enthusiastic – here are the top ten great ideas they shared with us.

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German Order of Merit for a Canadian Immigrant, Refugee and Global Leader

2014-09-02

. Ratna Omidvar, GDMX, awarded Germany’s Order of Merit

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