Inclusive Cities

March 2017 - December 2023
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Read the Inclusive Cities Phase II Action Plans

Inclusive Cities supports 12 UK cities and their local partners in achieving a step-change in their approach towards integrating newcomers to the city.

The founding cities (2017-2019) were Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Peterborough, and London.

Additional cities that joined phase two of the programme (2019-2023) are Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Coventry, Newry, Mourne & Down, Newport and Sheffield.

Drawing on ideas and experience from within Europe and innovative approaches from cities in the United States, it aims to support the development of a method which is:

  • Strategic across the city administration
  • Consistently uses positive messaging to develop an inclusive narrative for the city, which informs and drives practice
  • Local authority-led, working in close partnership with business, public and voluntary sector organisations – including those not usually involved in integration - to achieve shared goals
  • Identifies several priority areas which lead to practical initiatives which broaden opportunities for the inclusion of all residents across the economic, social and civic life of the city and
  • Recognises, in particular, the needs of children and young people

The project is a knowledge exchange initiative which allows the cities to reflect upon and develop their thinking in several ways:

  • Peer learning and support between the participating cities
  • Dedicated support from a project manager at the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity who will inform the projects with specialist input - data, evidence, and examples of worldwide good practice and provide ongoing support to each of the cities
  • International learning through founder membership of Welcoming International, which supports and connects institutions advancing inclusion worldwide.

Principal Investigator

Jacqui Broadhead


Denis Kierans

Nathan Grassi (Administration)


Paul Hamlyn Foundation