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H3 - To plan for reception of asylum seekers and refugees: Comparative perspectives

Session Description

Facilitator: Margareta Forsberg Director Gothenburg Local Interaction Platform, Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • Pia Borg, Urban Planner, City Executive Office, City of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Sandra Lundberg, Representative from City Executive Office, City of Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
  • Margareta Rämgård, Senior Lecturer, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
  • Mohad Aruqi, Development Officer for the Swedish Red Cross, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Anna Ridder von Beckerath, Representative from City Executive Office Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden

 Organized by: Mistra Urban Futures

In the aftermath of the extensive Swedish reception of refugees during the autumn of 2015, the three largest cities of Sweden – Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö – initiated regular three-cities meetings for the exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing. This panel consist of the public officials of this initiative, invited researches and a representative from civil society, who will discuss the cities’ abilities concerning the reception of asylum seekers and refugees in emergency situations and for long-term inclusion, and how cities can co-organize around shared learning. The panel is initiated by the Mistra Urban Futures, as part of the centre’s research agenda – Realizing Just Cities.