Immigration, ethnic diversity and cities: a literature review for Auckland Council

Claire Gooder
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
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This review presents insights from the international and national literature on the social impacts of immigration-driven ethnic diversity and cities, with examples of initiatives and infrastructure considerations at the city-level. The review also engages with the literature on indigeneity and immigration. This review has been undertaken to inform Auckland Council’s approaches and considerations of ethnic diversity in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

The literature on ethnic diversity, migration and cities is complex and contradictory. What is clear, however, is the importance of understanding the national and local contexts (social, political, historical and economic), and the influence of those contexts on issues including language and categorisation, institutions and inequality.

Auckland Council technical report, TR2017/008.

Last updated: 2017-04-06