City Sleeps: Gentrification

Gideon Bolt had an early start as a guest on De Dagwacht (The Morning Watch) program on NPO Radio 1. Speaking on the topic of gentrification, Gideon spoke on the subject backgrounded by DIVERCITIES research.

Highlights Video

Our highlights video from the recent DIVERCITIES: Governing Urban Diversity Conference in Rotterdam is available to watch on our website and on our YouTube Channel. Produced by Hoyinck Photography, the short film captures the positive
Rotterdam City Book


Rotterdam, the focus of this book, is a highly diverse city with a current population of about 620,000 inhabitants. The former industrial city is one of Europe’s most important ports (the largest cargo port in

Poster Presentations in Utrecht

DIVERCITIES researcher Anouk Tersteeg was at the Gregorius College in Utrecht last week to see the results of the Diverse Cities Educational Programme. The posters were based on empirical research from the school neighbourhood. Anouk

IDEM Rotterdam

We spoke to Mariska Jung and Gregor Walz of IDEM Rotterdam, an organisation devoted to ensuring that everyone – regardless of race, gender, sexuality – feels at home in their city. In what ways will

Registrations Open

We’re thrilled to announce that registrations are open for the DIVERCITIES: Governing Urban Diversity Conference to be held in Rotterdam 8-10 February 2017. The programme comprises excursions lead by locals, keynote addresses from leading academics
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
One World

OneWorld on safari with DIVERCITIES

OneWorld went on safari with DIVERCITIES researcher Anouk Tersteeg in the Feijenoord district of Rotterdam to uncover the positive effects of ethnic diversity, a counter to diversity often being connected to problems.

Urban diversity as an opportunity in Geografie

The May 2016 issue of Geografie features an article considering urban diversity as an opportunity using the Rotterdam case study and the Diverse Cities Educational Programme as examples. The issue also includes a tribute to

End Conference

In July 2016 we’ll be announcing details about our concluding conference to be held in Rotterdam in February 2017.

Severing interaction

A fence erected along the tramway on Beijerlandselaan in Feijenoord is affecting trade for many entrepreneurs on the strip, who see it as an example of the municipal not listening to the concerns of its