This book sets out to explore the political and social potential of intercultural policy for cities by bringing together advances in the areas of urban planning and intercultural theory. In recent years, demographic changes in cities in many parts of the world have led to increasing concerns about inter-ethnic tensions, social inequality, and racial discrimination. By virtue of their intermediate status, cities are in a particularly good position to design policy and programs that contribute to the well-being of all citizens, regardless of their origins. Certain cities have made significant advances in this domain, but until now very little work has been done to understand the specificity of work in the area of intercultural policy frameworks. The overall goal of this volume is to facilitate conversations between researchers and practitioners in their efforts to make cities more inclusive. This volume is the result of a series of on-going collaborations between academics and practitioners and it includes a number of original case studies that explain the evolution of intercultural policy from the point of view local actors. This collection will be of interest especially to policymakers and urban planners, but also to scholars and students in the areas of urban studies, public policy, anthropology, sociology, globalization and social sciences more generally. By leveraging recent advances in the field of intercultural policy and practice, this volume sheds light on the conditions and strategies that make intercultural cities a part of a common future.
Bob W. White is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montreal, Canada. He has won several awards for his research on popular culture and globalization. His current research is focused on the dynamics of intercultural communication in cities and he is the coordinator of a multi-sectorial research partnership on intercultural policy and practice in Montreal.
Chapter 1; From Policy to Practice and Back Again : The Montreal Forum on Intercultural Cities; Bob W. White.- PART I: Intercultural Policy and Cities.- Chapter 2 ; What is an Intercultural City and How Does it Work?; Bob W. White.- Chapter 3; Intercultural Integration: From an Ideology of the Oppressed to the Mainstream; Irena Guidikova; Chapter 4; The Role of Intercultural Cities; Patrice Allard.- PART II: A Tale of Seven Cities.- Chapter 5; Botkyrka: From Multiculturalism to Interculturalism; Helena Rojas, Daniel de Torres Barderi.- Chapter 6; Oslo: On the Road to Becoming an Intercultural City; Tone Skodvin, Phil Wood.- Chapter 7; Building Intercultural Policies and Practices in the City of Barcelona; Kira Bermúdez Anderson, Rafael Crespo Ubero, Ramon Sanahuja Velez.- Chapter 8; A City on the Go: Designing Intercultural Policies in Reggio Emilia; Damiano Razzoli.- Chapter 9; Diversity Policy and Intercultural Change in the London Borough of Lewisham; Jude Bloomfield with Paul Chapman.- Chapter 10; Cohesion on the Horizon: The Construction of the Intercultural Integration Policy in Neuchâtel; Céline Maye, Federica Merzaghi, Sandrine Keriakos Bugada.- Chapter 11; The Case of Montreal: Intercultural City "Avant la Lettre"?; Marta Massana, Gilles Rioux.- PART III: The Montréal Forum and Beyond.- Chapter 12; Intercultural Cities and the Problem with Loaded Words; Jorge Frozzini.- Chapter 13; The Notion of "Diversity Advantage" According to the Council of Europe; Daniel Côté.- Chapter 14; Towards a Comparative Analysis of Intercultural Cities; Marta Massana.- Chapter 15; The Future of Intercultural Cities; Bob W. White.- Index.