Impressions from our field trip in Van der Pekbuurt, Amsterdam – April 2015
Earlier this week the city project teams met in Amsterdam, giving us the opportunity to visit another of the case study areas. This time it was Van der Pekbuurt . For more information about the area and why it was chosen to be a ICEC case study area, please visit the district profile page.
The ICEC Baseline Studies lay the foundation for an analysis on how can cities promote interethnic coexistence in the local context and which political measures are the most adequate for strengthening the integrative power of an urban neighbourhood as a place of living and identification of a diverse urban population. Albeit largely descriptive, they aim to provide a detailed account of each city´s diverse population in the context of immigration and how the city´s administration and political actors have developed urban policies dealing with diversity. These ICEC reports present basic yet relevant information that will be needed for answering ICEC´s main research questions.
The reports can be downloaded from our publications page.
International research has shown that urban neighbourhoods are still important arenas of social interactions and places of interethnic coexistence. Super-diversity in the neighbourhood is a microcosm, mirroring problem constellations at the city scale. Yet problems within diversity-shaped neighbourhoods require locally determined solutions. Thus, municipal policies have increasingly taken a territorial focus when addressing social and integration problems through neighbourhood-based initiatives.
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