Municipal Theme Index

Local authorities exercise authority across a wide field of action. Use the municipal theme index to find good municipal practices on a specific topic or area:

Cities as Policy makers:

  • Urban policy and governance (integration, inclusion, diversity, urban citizenship, community cohesion)
  • Urban planning, including land use, zoning, neighbourhood renewal and public space.
  • Infrastructure, including  transportation and environment
  • Living together, including intercultural dialogue, equality, race relations, non-discrimination policies.

Service providers:

  • Settlement and social services, including services for family and youth services, older people, disabilities
  • Housing; Employment services; Health services
  • Education and language learning.
  • Emergency services, including police
  • Arts, sports, parks and recreation, including libraries and other community services.
  • Access to services, including language services and training

 Employers, and buyers of goods and services:

  • Human resource management– including hiring, recruitment and retention; diversity management
  • Procurement

Wealth creators:

  • Local economic development, including Public/private partnerships
  • City branding
  • Business support, including Entrepreneurship

Democratic bodies:

  •  Civic engagement, including consultative bodies and community representation on agencies, boards and commissions
  • Voting
  • Citizenship training
  • Monitoring




Recent Good Ideas

Toronto, Canada

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Eliminating Barriers for Displaced Individuals
WES Gateway Program  

Kuopio, Finland

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Encouraging Cities to Bring Locals and Immigrants Together
City of Kuopio  

New York City, United States

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Emma’s Torch: Creating Culinary Space for Refugees Dreams
Emma's Torch   

Halifax, Canada

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Welcomed in Halifax
Halifax Regional Municipality  

Peterborough, Canada

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Cooking Up Opportunity
Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough  

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