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Members of the Migrants on the margins team will be presenting their research in a session at this year’s Annual International Conference.
Chaired by Principal Researcher for the project Professor Michael Collyer, the team will showcase findings from the research they have conducted in 13 neighbourhoods across four cities: Colombo, Dhaka, Harare, and Hargeisa. Five papers will be presented exploring:
different aspects of mobility to, within and from different neighbourhoods, addressing issues of eviction and security of tenure
the factors motivating different groups to interact across ethnic and religious boundaries in Colombo
how urban social movements have helped shape urban governance in Harare
the interrelationships between climate change and migration in Bangladesh
how migrants can become trapped within low income neighbourhoods, unable to improve their situation within the city and unable to move outside of it due to a lack of resources.
Alikhan Mohideen and Selina Chipo Pasirayi, two PhD students based at the University of Sussex who have been funded by the Society as part of the Migrants on the margins project, will present two of the papers.
Comparative research such as this is vital to improve our understanding of the challenges of living in, planning for, and governing low income communities. One of the goals of the Migrants on the margins research programme is to inform interventions by local policy makers and municipalities to improve the situations that migrants find themselves in.
Migrants on the margins: mobility in/through low income urban neighbourhoods takes place on Thursday 29 August between 9.00am and 10.40am at the Society in London as part of our Annual International Conference. Find out more.
This year’s conference will be held at the Society in London from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August and has the theme Geographies of trouble/geographies of hope. Registration is available up to and during the conference – register now.
Find out more about our field research programme Migrants on the margins.
Take a look at our Migrants on the margins educational resources.
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