Governing Urban Diversity: Creating Social Cohesion, Social Mobility and Economic Performance in Today's Hyper-diversified Cities

akronüüm: DIVERCITIES
algus: 2013-03-01
lõpp: 2017-02-28
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: SSH - Sotsiaalmajandus- ja humanitaarteadused
instrument: CP-IP - Suuremahulised integreeritud projektid
projektikonkurss: FP7-SSH-2012-1
projekti number: 319970
kestus kuudes: 48
partnerite arv: 14
 
lühikokkuvõte: The central hypothesis of this project is that socio-economic, socio-demographic, ethnic and cultural diversity can positively affect social cohesion, economic performance and social mobility of individuals and groups. A better social cohesion, higher economic performance and increased chances for social mobility will make European cities more liveable and more competitive. In this period of long-term economic downturn (or sometimes even crisis) and increasing competition from countries elsewhere in the world (e.g. China, India), it is important to find out how and under which circumstances European's urban diversity can be turned into social and economic advantages. Many current urban policies lack a positive view on urban diversity, because they generally focus on the negative aspects of diversity, such as intolerance, racism, discrimination and insecurity. New policies, instruments and governance arrangements are needed, and sometimes they already exist. We have to find out how they have become successful and how they can be implemented elsewhere. When we acknowledge the hyper-diversity of our urban societies, we also have to acknowledge that these societies cannot flourish from standard or general approaches aiming at, for example, economic growth or better housing or more liveable neighbourhoods. Increasingly, more diverse, more tailored arrangements are needed, arrangements that have an eye for hyper-diverse cities and communities. As a result of the project, new and innovative policy instruments and governance arrangements will be suggested that (a) recognise urban diversity as a positive aspect; (b) increase interaction and communication between the diversity of groups in urban society; and (c) increase participation to satisfy the needs of the communities. The project thus aims at finding out how urban diversity influences three core issues: social cohesion, economic performance and social mobility and how governance arrangements help to strengthen this.
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1 koordinaator UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL Ronald Van Kempen http://www.uu.nl
2 partner UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE Stijn Oosterlynck http://www.ua.ac.be
3 partner MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY TR AYDA ERAYDIN http://www.metu.edu.tr
4 partner SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM HU Zoltán Kovács http://www.u-szeged.hu
5 partner AALBORG UNIVERSITET DK Hans Thor Andersen http://www.aau.dk
6 partner UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK Michele Raco http://www.ucl.ac.uk
7 partner synergo, R. De Tommasi + W. Schenkel CH Walter Schenkel http://www.synergo.ch
8 partner TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL Tuna Tasan-Kok http://www.tudelft.nl
9 partner Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo IT Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov http://www.uniurb.it
10 partner ETHNIKO KENTRO KOINONIKON EREVNON EL THOMAS MALOUTAS http://www.ekke.gr
11 partner HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ DE Katrin Großmann http://www.ufz.de
12 partner UNIVERSITE PARIS XII - VAL DE MARNE FR christine LELEVRIER http://www.univ-paris12.fr
13 partner Tartu Ülikool EE Tiit Tammaru http://www.ut.ee
14 partner INSTYTUT GEOGRAFII I PRZESTRZENNEGO ZAGOSPODAROWANIA IM STANISLAWA LESZCZYCKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK PL EWA KORCELLI-OLEJNICZAK http://www.igipz.pan.pl