Diverse Cities Ankara

Diverse Cities in Ankara

After making contact with the Salih Alptekin Secondary School in Ankara’s Ayrancı neighbourhood in February 2016, Özge Yersen and İsmail Demirdağ of the Turkish team implemented the Diverse Cities Educational Programme between March and June

Dynamic Change in Leipzig

Over the past 25 years post-socialist era restructuring processes in Leipzig’s Inner East and Grünau neighbourhoods has seen dynamic change as a result of an increasing heterogenization of the residential population. The diversity of the
catering to consumers in athens

Catering to Consumers

One of the main conclusions drawn by the Greek team concerns the problem of how to cater to consumers with different needs in diverse districts. Entrepreneurs raised the issue of how they cope with the
diversity dividends in rotterdam

Diversity Dividends in Rotterdam

Diversity dividends were investigated in Rotterdam’s Fieldwork Entrepreneurs report in relation to how entrepreneurs profit in heterogeneous markets. The Rotterdam team examined the extent to which entrepreneurs profit from local diversity, and whether or not
stakeholder workshop

Cross-Evaluation Stakeholder Workshop in Antwerp

The DIVERCITIES team is in Antwerp this week for our Cross-Evaluation Conference, a stakeholder workshop on ‘Governing Urban Diversity’. It will bring together 70 civil society representatives, policy-makers, academic experts and DIVERCITIES researchers from our

The Allure of Familiarity

An aspect highlighted by the Copenhagen team is that of diversity in relation to everyday products from afar. Enterprises that target ethnic minority groups, say a clothes shop selling hijabs or a a greengrocer selling
Tallinn second careers

Second Careers in Tallinn

Generally speaking, the entrepreneurs interviewed in Northern Tallinn are well educated regardless of the business field that they operate in. Interestingly, their education is rarely related to their line of activity and many of them

Promoting Diversity in Antwerp

In Antwerp local businesses and organisations have pulled together in an effort to ensure that diversity is seen in a more positive light. Street fairs and festivals with their joviality provide a perfect example. Everyone

Active in Warsaw

The Polish team took the Diverse Cities Educational Programme to the Warsaw Gymanisium School a few months ago and were pleasantly surprised by how it was recieved by students, teachers and the Head of the

Beyond Residential Segregation

The latest issue of CITIES journal was guest edited by Bart Wissink, Tim Schwanen and DIVERCITIES Founding Investigator Ronald van Kempen, to whom the issue is in memory of. The issue argues that, “while the
Athens in Action

Otherness in Athens

In May 2016, DIVERCITIES researcher Dimitris Balampanidis presented the Diverse Cities: The Assets of Urban Diversity Educational Programme to students at the 1st Primary School (in Greek) in the Municipality of Acharnes in Athens. Here is
Jane and Finch

Second Chances in Toronto

As part of their research, the Toronto team interviewed several entrepreneurs who displayed interesting tendencies in relation to social innovation and creativity. The entrepreneurs ambition was to transform their own personal experiences of disadvantage into
Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen

Rikke Interviewed in Berlingske

DIVERCITIES researcher Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen was recently interviewed in the Berlingske, a major national newspaper in Denmark, about our Copenhagen case study area Bispebjerg. The article focussed on the positive branding of diversity, along with