Building City Identities in Contexts of Diversity

Amrith, Megha (2014). Building City Identities in Contexts of Diversity. Mayoral Forum for Mobility, Migration and Development, Barcelona. UNU-GCM.

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    Author Amrith, Megha
    Title Building City Identities in Contexts of Diversity
    Series Title Mayoral Forum for Mobility, Migration and Development, Barcelona
    Volume/Issue No. 6/1/2014
    Publication Date 2014
    Place of Publication Barcelona
    Publisher UNU-GCM
    Pages 6
    Language EN

    Migration and mobility are central to the development of cities around the world. Cities have always been dynamic places where translocal networks converge and where rapid social, cultural, spatial and demographic transformations occur. Cities offer numerous opportunities to new migrants, while migrants contribute to diverse sectors of the urban economy and to the social and cultural vibrancy of cities. Local leadership is faced with the challenge to ensure that this relationship is kept positive by creating a city identity that reflects the dynamism of cities, that is socio-economically inclusive and that understands diversity in positive terms. This identity must develop through good practice in the spaces of everyday urban life such as schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods. The media has a crucial and active role to play in shaping public perceptions to ensure that in this age of globalization, mobility and migration are understood as the norm and vital to cities and their development.

    Keyword Refugees and sattelessness
    Copyright Holder UNU-GCM
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
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