Promoting togetherness in culturally diverse urban spaces
Every minute in 2018, 25 people were forced to flee, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. About 2.4 million people migrated to Europe from outside the continent that year with an additional 1.4 million European migrants. The EU-funded PLAofTOGETHER project will explore the diversification of European cities and investigate the opportunities for increased tolerance and bilateral exchange through well-integrated urban spaces. Bringing together knowledge from design, geography, and social sciences, the project will inform local government priorities and local action. The findings will shed light on the types of urban spaces and spatial practices that support positive contact between diverse groups through a multi-level approach looking at different levels of the system.