Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen continues the dissemination process, this time presenting knowledge from Copenhagen’s DIVERCITIES research to the Local Council of Bispebjerg and other interested actors. It was a public event organised by the council held on 23 February 2017.
Discussion centred on the relevance of the concept of hyper-diversity with a focus on five of the nine recommendations that emerged from the Danish study. They five were tailored to the council and were: the acknowledgement of both the potentials and the challenges of hyper-diversity; the promotion of openness and tolerance through local involvement and dialogue; creation of local arenas to encourage contact between people; the utilisation of local actors to build bridges across communities; and how to deal with the consequences of gentrification.
Rikke’s presentation was warmly welcomed, and garnered much discussion and talk by all participants present.
In other news, the Danish team’s book has been a huge success and has been walking out the door.