Migration and Its Impact on Cities
World Economic Forum
October 2017 :: 172 pages
Report PDF: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/Migration_Impact_Cities_report_2017_HR.pdf
Chapter 1 Migration & Its Impact
Defining migration, its types, causes, impact and key trends
This chapter focuses primarily on the different types of migration, their causes, the current migration flows and the top migration corridors of the world. It also includes a detailed assessment of the economic, social and political impact of migration (both positive and negative) at the destination across sectors of urban infrastructure and services.
Chapter 2 City Perspectives
Perspectives of city leaders on migration
This chapter profiles 22 cities across the globe that have been significantly affected by migration, starting with a brief history of migration in the city, elaborating on the current migration trends, issues and impacts, and the solutions implemented to address the impact on urban infrastructure and services for the migrant population. It also includes key lessons and takeaways from each city on managing migration.
Chapter 3 Analysing Challenges & Opportunities
Analysing the challenges and opportunities, with solutions to counter migration issues
This chapter provides collective analyses of perspectives of the city leaders featured and of other cities researched on the challenges and opportunities of migration globally. It also provides real-world solutions to the issues presented by migration, backed up by case-study examples from around the world.
Chapter 4 City Preparedness
City preparedness for future migration
This chapter elaborates on a framework for cities expected to be impacted the most by the current or future trends in migration, and expands on the role of businesses, government, civil society and the migrant community, among others, that would prepare them to manage migration more effectively.
Chapter 5 The Way Forward
The way forward — Call for action
The final chapter draws inferences from the case studies’ main takeaways and from the solutions illustrated in the previous chapters. Finally, a roadmap for the long-term integration of migrants is shared to guide city leaders looking to address migration issues today and in the future.
Migration in Cities: New Report Examines the Challenges and How to Address Them
25 Oct 2017
:: The World Economic Forum has released its new report on Migration and Cities covering the different types and causes of migration, with a particular focus on its impact on cities around the world and how they can be better prepared.
:: The report includes 22 case studies from the most affected cities in each region of the world. These look at the solutions implemented or initiated to meet the needs of the migrant population, particularly in the delivery of vital urban infrastructure and services – housing, education, health, employment, integration and social cohesion, and safety and security.
:: It explores the role of the migrant community, government, the private sector, international organizations and wider civil society in addressing the issue of migration in cities, and includes a call for action for city leaders to better prepare themselves for migration.