MAPURBAN Project Summary:

MAPURBAN brings to light differences in access to urban resources across the socio-economic and ethnic profile of three major cities. By comparing migrant arrival and settlement in Stockholm, Berlin and London, the project integrates existing data on spatial inequality and urban segregation, and shows how these affect migrant mobility and integration. Taken together, this is argued to have an impact on newly arriving people’s access to public urban resources. MAPURBAN uses interdisciplinary multinational research findings to produce new knowledge to inform government strategies towards urban migration, re-framing immigrant integration as a multi-scalar (national, urban and local) process that contributes to sustainable urban development.


“The MAPURBAN project led by academic researchers in collaboration with public authorities and local municipalities in Berlin, London and Stockholm has in this report summarised and contextualised place-specific knowledge adding a relational perspective. It is tailored for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of migration and urban planning allowing for a mutual learning process – within and beyond these three urban contexts”.

“Research calls on governments to enhance migrant access to urban infrastructures” read full press release here