Urban Change and Settlement

This cluster of work recognises that often migration is a key element in city change and that new patterns of urban diversity pose social and political challenges on a number of different levels.

More than 50% of the world’s population now live in cities and this is growing by the decade. This thematic cluster challenges assumptions around movement and settlement patterns. Cities in both the global North and the global South are experiencing new patterns of cultural and demographic super-diversity. Our study of migration incorporates an understanding of emergent urbanisms, processes of integration, and everyday social interactions of migrant and established communities, as well as how social relations are negotiated, modified, challenged and reproduced.

Further details on the issues addressed by this cluster can be found in the Cluster Overview

Linked Work

  • Current project - The health status of migrants and access to health care in the UK
  • Previous project - Police cooperation in internal enforcement of immigration control - Germany, United Kingdom and the United States of America
  • Previous project - Network of Cities for Local Integration Policy (CLIP)
  • Previous project - Political Engagements of Latin American Immigrants in the UK
  • Previous project - The impact of the migration NGO sector on the development of migration policy: Ireland as a case study
  • Previous project - Filipinos and care work in the UK