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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.

MAPURBAN key objectives:

  1. Objective (I) to conduct a multi-scale analysis of migrant access to urban infrastructures to advance knowledge for inclusive and sustainable planning and policy-making.
  2. Objective (II) to construct a multidisciplinary comparative policy evaluation to enhance measures for overcoming barriers to migrant accessibility and mobility, with a focus on the translation of academic knowledge to policy makers.
  3. Objective (III) to work with newly arrived migrants to co-produce readings of their own perceptions of the urban environment.