Good Urban Practices for Migrants’ Inclusion

The project attempts to outline a “practical” solution on the urban level to promote the involvement of migrants, giving examples from various cities working towards migrant inclusion, especially of ethnically and racially distinct groups.  Inclusion takes place on many levels, through welcoming public spaces, granting voting rights, and creating educational exchange.

A human rights approach to migrant inclusion at the local level puts forward a new perspective on the relationship between governance systems and social issues in urban settings. The development of citizen/denizen rights to the city is a bilateral process which can only work through collaboration between city officials, long-term residents and newcomers.

The examples of good urban practices presented on this website reflect 10 aspects of inclusion:

Examples of each aspect are given under various specific headings, but a closer reading clearly shows that individual policies often impact inclusion in many ways.  For instance, the promotion of an ethnic street fair creates more inclusive public space, generates economic inclusion, and encourages cultural inclusion along with civic participation.

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