The Cities of Migration project is the first international initiative to connect global cities around the shared issues of migration and immigrant integration. Cities of Migration showcases innovative and successful integration practices from global cities using a fresh storytelling approach and a compelling message: integration is a critical dimension of urban prosperity and growth
Launched in December 2008, the Cities of Migration initiative has been a great success, and now regularly reaches over 5,500 global integration experts, practitioners and city leaders. In September, Cities of Migration was recognized at a High Level Roundtable of the UN Alliance of Civilizations at UN HQ in New York on the “Inter-Ethnic City.”
The Cities of Migration website is anchored by a collection of “Good Ideas in Integration.” These profiles showcase good city-level integration practices that provide innovative and practical solutions to common problems and challenges. Under the themes of Work, Live, Learn, Connect and Plan, users will discover Good Ideas in the integration of urban migrants that can be adapted locally or inspire new thinking in this important dimension of city prosperity and growth.
To help integration practitioners explore our showcase of good integration ideas, we have provided a library of e-resources http://citiesofmigration.ca/related research, practice and policy. Learning exchange activities and tools are designed to give city-level practitioners development opportunities and to help urban networks develop stronger ties. By increasing the effectiveness of local integration practices and the policy frameworks that support them, we hope to advance the place of cities in migration policy internationally.
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