Rethinking Urban Diversity | 19-02-2015 | 43 mins
‘Diversity’ is often used interchangeably with the term ‘multiculturalism’, referring to the ‘melting pot’ society in an era of globalisation and mass migration. DIVERCITIES researcher Thomas Maloutas explores concepts of diversity from four angles: a genealogy of diversity; diversity and inequality; diversity and mobility; and diversity and democracy.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Zurich | 23-01-2015 | 2 mins
DIVERCITIES researcher Walter Schenkel says although there is no explicit definition of diversity in Zurich, the city considers itself an open city and has a broad concept of diversity. Read the full report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Zurich”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Antwerp | 23-12-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researchers Ympkje Albeda and Arne Saeys talk about how Antwerp has broadened its concept of diversity to shift its focus away from ethnocultural minorities. Read the full report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Antwerp”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Milan | 19-12-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Alba Angelucci says there is a plurality of fragmented discourses concerning diversity in Milan. Read the full report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Milan”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Warsaw | 12-11-2014 | 2 mins
DIVERCITIES researcher Ewa Karolina Korcelli-Olejniczak talks about integration via education in Warsaw, inclusion via social support and the city’s active pro-diversity policy. Read the full report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Warsaw”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Toronto | 06-11-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Donya Ahmadi talks about Toronto’s instrumentalist/asset-­based approach towards governing its diversity. Read the full report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Toronto”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Copenhagen | 24-10-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen says there is an explicit goal for Copenhagen to become the most diverse city in Europe by 2015. Read our report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Copenhagen”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Tallinn | 17-10-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Kadri Leetmaa says policy discourses in Tallinn refer to diversity, but the concept is vague. Read our latest report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Tallinn”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Paris | 29-09-2014 | 2 mins
DIVERCITIES researcher Angéline Escafre-Dublet says public policies in Paris focus on social and economic inequalities rather than explicitly refer to diversity. Read our latest report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Paris”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Budapest | 23-09-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Szabolcs Fabula talks about diversity and how it can help facilitate social and economic well-being in Budapest. Read our latest report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Budapest”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Istanbul | 16-09-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Özge Yersen talks about an emerging discourse in Istanbul that defines diversity as a positive aspect of society and our latest report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Istanbul”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Athens | 11-09-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Georgia Alexandri talks about researching diversity in an era of crisis and our latest report “Urban policies on Diversity in Athens”.
Urban Policies on Diversity in Rotterdam | 09-09-2014 | 1 min
DIVERCITIES researcher Anouk Tersteeg talks about our latest report “Urban Policies on Diversity in Rotterdam” and how diversity is not explicitly addressed in urban policies in Rotterdam.
DIVERCITIES Masterclass: The Growing Socio-Spatial Divide in Western Nations: Urban Impacts of Rising Income Inequality & Polarization, the Example of Toronto and What to Do About It | 01-07-2014 | 48 mins
David Hulchanski speaks about the way in which Western cities are internally divided (or partitioned) on the basis of socio-economic and ethno-cultural status, and the reasons why these divisions exist and the ways in which they are changing.
Managing Diversity in Today’s Metropolis | 14-01-2014 | 185 mins
Session from “Cycle: Re-think Athens” curated by Thomas Maloutas (Harokopio University). Speakers include DIVERCITIES researchers Ronald van Kempen (Utrecht University), Mike Raco (University College London) and Nicholas Souliotis (ΕΚΚΕ National Center of Social Research).
DIVERCITIES Masterclass: Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning | 17-12-2013 | 40 mins
DIVERCITIES researchers Ayda Eraydin (METU) and Tuna Tasan-Kok (TU Delft) propose a new theoretical approach called ‘resilience thinking’ and how it can form the basis of an alternative approach to urban planning. Using case study research in Rotterdam, the lecture explores the concept of resilience and its potential in addressing the vulnerabilities and shortcomings of contemporary planning systems and policies in an increasingly neoliberalising world.
DIVERCITIES Masterclass: State-led Privatisation and the Demise of the Democratic State | 26-09-2013 | 53 mins
Mike Raco (Professor, University College London and Senior Researcher, DIVERCITIES) speaks about unprecedented forms of ‘state-led privatisation’ in various policy areas including development planning, healthcare, and public transport.