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Webinar: Investing in Urban Prosperity: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration

Cities of Migration

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September 19, 2012 Free  

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Cities of Migration Learning Exchange series

Webinar: Investing in Urban Prosperity: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration  

When (check your timezone):
September 19, 2012

10:00 EDT in Toronto, New York
15:00 BST London
16:00 CEST in Munich, Barcelona

Learn how innovative local governments in Munich (Germany) and Philadelphia (US) are investing in employment and small business incubation strategies to ensure local immigrant skill, talent and energies can help transform their cities into engines of economic growth and urban prosperity.

Featured Good Ideas from Cities of Migration’s newest international publication, Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration (forthcoming):

  • In the City of Philadelphia, the Department of Commerce is working to bridge the divide between immigrant entrepreneurs and mainstream financial institutions. Using lending circle model familiar to many immigrant communities, the City launched the Rotating Savings and Credit Association (ROSCA) help low income business owner achieve entrepreneurial success.
  • In the City of Munich, the Department of Labor and Economic Development has created a project called Migrant Entrepreneurs in Munich (MEM) to provide migrant entrepreneurs with a special business integration tool package which build bridges and partnerships between new businesses and city institutions.
  • Making it work for you! Find out how these good practices could be replicated or adapted by your organization or in your own 'city of migration.'

Speakers

  • Magdalena Ziolek-Skrzypczak, City of Munich, Department of Labor and Economic Development, Local Employment and Qualifications Policy
  • Shinjoo Cho, City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce

Technical Requirements: No cost to participate. You will need a computer with internet access, speakers (for audio) or a landline telephone. Pre-test System Requirements (may require Flash Player 10.0 to run system testing).

Have questions about Webinar: Investing in Urban Prosperity: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration ? Contact Cities of Migration

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Cities of Migration

Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity. A project of Ryerson International and the Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) at  Ryerson University.
www.citiesofmigration.ca

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