Explore current debates on how migration has shaped cities historically
Investigate key issues regarding migrants in cities today
Assess the possibilities and limits of local policy in facilitating the integration of migrants in cities
Reflect on the ways in which migrants' networks between different cities around the world encourage a rethinking of international migration
Migration has always played a fundamental role in urban development. Without some form of inward migration – be it international or internal – cities would not develop or grow.
On this course you will explore the relationship between migration and cities both across history and in the world today. For example, you’ll learn about the influence of migration on the rise of modern, industrial cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You will also look at a range of contemporary issues at the urban scale, such as employment, settlement, public space and local policy.
The different types of migration towards cities
The role of migration on urban development over history
Migrant labour in contemporary cities
Settlement and residential distribution of migrants in cities
Migration and urban public space
Problems and conflicts arising from migration to cities
Migration governance at the urban scale
Migration and cultural heritage in cities
Transnational urban networks among migrant groups
This course is for anyone interested in learning about migration and cities, you don’t need any past experience.