Building inclusive cities: emerging learning from a knowledge exchange with UK cities
January 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jacqueline Broadhead (University of Oxford)
About the seminar
“Cities are increasingly at the forefront of innovation in relation to the reception and integration of newcomers – as the places with the highest proportions of newcomers and therefore as those most likely to feel the effects of any failures of integration. In the UK, this has been supplemented by an increasing devolution agenda sitting alongside the lack of a national integration policy framework acting as a driver for local government to take a lead.
is a knowledge exchange initiative facilitated by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity
at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). It is working with six UK cities (Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Peterborough and London) to develop their strategic and practical approach to the integration of newcomers. The project supports city administrations to develop an action plan of priority areas (from civic orientation, to language skills and employment through to the role of arts and sport in inclusion) delivered by a taskforce of partners. It supports cities to work with each other, supplemented by research input and a learning exchange with US NGO Welcoming America.
This seminar will discuss the theory on integration processes underpinning the project, integration policy and how this applies to the local level, alongside the emerging learning from the project. This includes the development of new local narratives of inclusion, place making through building new partnerships (with a particular focus on employer engagement) and galvanising local action, for example building on the experience of UK cities in the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Programme.”