Stefania Oppido, Gabriella Esposito De Vita


The multicultural city is one of the major issues within the political Agenda as well as one of the prominent research topics, also due to the recent increasing of migratory flows throughout Europe. Within this framework, urban policies have been included in decisionmaking processes regarding cultural inclusion and social cohesion: cities have been considered the outpost of cultural diversities and dialogues. According to this scenario, the research focuses on European initiatives at urban level oriented at increasing the cultural inclusiveness. Challenges, issues and opportunities have been explored from a specific perspective: how local authorities and communities deal with this challenge in terms of spatial and social equity. By applying a case study approach, bottom up experiences, social innovation practices, community-led initiatives as well as traditional top down projects dedicated to the multicultural city have been collected and analyzed. The results of the survey show a scenario in which both bottom up initiatives and community engagement processes can be catalyst of a self-sustaining intercultural development.



Urban project, Intercultural local development, Inclusive city, Spatial equity, Europe

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