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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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In this issue:
• Copenhagen and the COP15: Integration and Environment
• The Dangers of Short-Term Thinking
• 2009: A Successful First Year!
• Focus on City Partnerships: an interview with Ricardo Gambetta
• Good Ideas We Are Watching: The Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration (MAII)
• An Unexpected Match: the telenovela and the US Census Bureau

Copenhagen and the COP15: Integration and Environment

With world leaders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss climate change at the COP15 Summit, it’s time to think about environmental issues closer to home.

In New York City, municipal officials have launched a program that encourages immigrants and newcomers to use city parks, a first step toward developing a broad consensus on the importance of our green spaces and how they contribute to individual well-being as well as the health of our cities.

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The Dangers of Short-Term Thinking

Cities of Migration profiles innovative ways in which today's cities are dealing with rapid urbanization, global migration and the challenges of good immigrant integration. Tomorrow's prosperous cities recognize immigration as an opportunity to access skills, recruit talent and compete globally. With the vision and good sense to know that success takes time, they use smart practices and strategic planning to ensure immigrants are welcomed and integrated into the life of the city.

Sending migrants home to help this year's fiscal imbalance or embarking on a practice of cultural intolerance are bad ideas for the future of our urban communities. Do we really want to transform cultural icons like minarets and bell towers into political symbols?

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2009: A Successful First Year!

This December, Cities of Migration celebrates its first anniversary. We are adding new cities and new ideas all the time – from older gateway cities like London, Montreal, New York, and Frankfurt to rising new capitals like Auckland and Copenhagen to emerging centres of migration like Vancouver, Turin and Dublin.

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Focus on City Partnerships: an interview with Ricardo Gambetta

Ricardo Gambetta is the Manager of the Immigrant Integration Programs at the US National League of Cities (NLC). The NLC is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal government in the United States. It works in partnership with 49 state municipal leagues, and advocates for more than 19,000 cities and towns.

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Good Ideas We Are Watching: The Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration (MAII)

In August 2009, the NLC announced the launch of the Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration (MAII) project. Pilots of the program will begin in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Littleton, Colorado, with the two cities sharing the results of their experiences. Visit our e-zine

 

An Unexpected Match: the telenovela and the US Census Bureau

At Cities of Migration, we're always on the look-out for examples of a good idea travelling and the recent news that the U.S. Census Bureau is making strategic use of telenovelas (soap operas) is a fantastic example...visit our e-zine

 

Featured Good Idea

Investing in City Governments
Chicago, USA



The Chicago Community Trust broke new ground by making a series of direct grants to municipal governments in Chicago.  More
 

 

Upcoming Events



Webinar: Municipal Action on Integration: Exploring Public Private Partnerships
January 19, 2010

Join Cities of Migration and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on January 19 for a 60-minute discussion on integration strategies for municipal leaders.

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Free Webinar

 

Save the Date

Webinar: Talking about education in Toronto and Frankfurt
March 2, 2010

 

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Contact Cities of Migration

Cities of Migration Secretariat (Toronto)
Kim Turner, Project Leader
Reva Seth, Communication Coordinator
Evelyn Siu,  Program Coordinator
For all regions, including UK, EU and NZ, contact:
citiesofmigration@maytree.com
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