How do we create a welcoming economy? How are smart cities making the business case for the economic opportunities that immigrants bring to the community at large, while fostering new opportunities for innovation and wealth creation?
Join Steve Tobocman, Executive Director of Global Detroit, for an online conversation for how we can revitalize regional economies through immigrant attraction and retention, employment, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and internationalization of cities, workplaces and institutions. Interview hosted by Sarah Wayland, Project Lead of Global Hamilton.
Meet the vertical city! Visit Bijlmermeer in Amsterdam, Marzahn in Berlin, Thorncliffe Park in Toronto. High density, apartment tower neighbourhoods like these are 'arrival cities' to millions of urban migrants and home to some of the most vibrant, ambitious and often most vulnerable, low income communities in the city. How do we leverage the potential of these dynamic high-density neighbourhoods that newcomers call home? What are the policy, zoning and social investments needed to transform the urban fringe into an incubator of immigrant and community success?
Cities of Migration hosted a webinar on diversity in the media and shared successful strategies used by local radio broadcasters in Barcelona and Toronto to improve audience ratings. Find out how responding to changing demographics can help you share your city’s immigrant experience and boost station performance.
Learn about The Gate Project at Porta Palazzo, a municipal regeneration initiative in Turin, Italy, that uses a flexible, participatory approach to community development, and about a successful model of partnership between Chicago Community Trust and multiple stakeholders in the municipal, community and private sector that are addressing the needs of a growing newcomer community.
On October 20, 2009, Cities of Migration hosted guest speakers, Sherazade Langlade, from New York’s Upwardly Global and Beatriz Hernandez de Fuhr, from Copenhagen’s KVinfo, internationally recognized experts in the fields of mentoring and labourforce integration, for a 60-minute international webinar on human resource strategies that recruit, retain and result in the successful integration of skilled immigrants and increased diversity in the workforce.