This note provides an overview of the US Learning Exchange which took place 21st-25th May 2018 in which 12 delegates from the 6 Inclusive Cities visited Montgomery County, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, meeting with senior policy makers, community groups and activists and other partners involved in developing inclusive practices within the city. The visit was facilitated by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity (GEM) at the University of Oxford and Welcoming America.
A note about this report
This note provides an overview of the projects visited and some of the key themes which emerged from the exchange and which will inform the future of the Inclusive Cities programme – including the action plans which each of the cities are in the process of developing. It is necessarily an overview and does not aim to provide comprehensive minutes of the exchange, it also does not predominantly cover discussions between the cities. Information is correct as of the dates of the exchange.
Inclusive Cities is a knowledge exchange which allows for a sharing of different approaches in order that cities can learn from each other – but this process is not evaluative and therefore inclusion in the exchange (and by extension in this note) does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of that approach or project. The cities were chosen based on the interests of the UK Inclusive Cities and in partnership with Welcoming America.
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