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Conversations

Featured StorySubdivided: City-Building in an Age of Diversity

Jay Pitter: We have to learn how to ask uncomfortable questions about diversity in order to...More.

Featured StoryWith Heart and Mind in Münster

Jochen Köhnke shares his vision for Münster: the importance of contact between locals and refugees; housing...More.

Featured StoryThe Courage of the Refugee Olympic Team

Ratna Omidvar, Senate of Canada: Let us take renewed inspiration from these refugee Olympians, and work...More.

Learning Exchange

Upcoming Webinar Job-Ready, Set, Go! Connecting Immigrant and Refugee Youth to Employment

Join us on October 12 for win-win solutions from social enterprises in Sweden and France that are helping businesses tap the diversity advantage by connecting them to talented immigrant youthMore

Webinar Video Breaking Ground: City Solutions for Refugee Housing in Münster and Cleveland

Explore local innovations in refugee housing from Münster, Germany, and Cleveland, USA.More

More Past Webinars Webinar Archive

A collection of videos & resources on topics ranging from Refugee Integration to Financial Inclusion and Municipal Leadership. Read More
Municipal Leadership

Mayors on Migration

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    “Les ciutats han canviat, estem obertes, i hem de fer que la gent que se sent cridada a les ciutats en formi part.”
    – Xavier Trias, l’alcalde de Barcelona

  • Jussi Pajunen

    “Immigrants are a positive force in Finnish society.”

    Jussi Pajunen Mayor of Helsinki

  • Raquel Castaneda

    “Immigrants tend to open more small businesses, which leads to more jobs.”

    Raquel Castañeda-López Council member from Detroit

  • Olaf Scholz

    “Naturalization is much more than an administrative act. It is the declared belief in our state and our society.”

    Olaf Scholz First Mayor, Hamburg

  • “Promoting and embracing diversity is essential in today’s context, as it is a reality faced by more and more cities the world over.”

    Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman Mayor, Southeast District, Singapore

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    “I want our city to be the first destination for immigrants because they are going to create the jobs, create the new companies, the businesses of the future. We have to be the most welcoming cities we can be.”

    Rahm Emanuel Mayor, Chicago, US

  • “Bilbao is an open city. At the City Council we encourage values of coexistence, dialogue and management of cultural diversity. In Bilbao, all persons, whether from Bilbao or outside, have the same opportunities and access to services offered by the city.”

    Iñaki Azkuna Mayor, Bilbao, Spain

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