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.

Rikke with the Local Council of Bispebjerg

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

Graphic Renderings of Gentrification

The Atlas of Gentrification is a new book by Herwig Scherabon that presents gentrification through a series of data visualisations, graphs and maps. A year in the making, the book considers a range of issues

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

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

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

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
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

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