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Title:IDA Congress
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Keynote Sessions

2011/10/26
International Migration
Time:10:40-12:05
Description:

International Migration: by design?

 

Context
People move because of economics, oppression, hope, fear. etc
The facts: More than 300 million international migrants; trends in movement;
Their own lives are wrenched, and migration can cause dislocations and tensions in the host countries.
Historical perspective – do countries regret accepting migrants, or regret losing them?
Canada: role model?

 

There is a great opportunity:

 

At first separation means that groups can learn from each other, become aware of their differences, etc; which is good provided the tensions can be managed.
Then fusion means that something greater is created – families, communities, economies;
And finally assimilation might take place, which may be highly controversial.

 

How can countries and communities deliberately take advantage of the opportunity?

 

Cities
Daily life
Families
Economy


 


Speaker Profiles

Mr. Bob Elton (Canada)

Chair of the Board of Directors, Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia
Executive Chair, Powertech Labs Inc.

Bob Elton is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Skills Gap, which deals with issues around talent mobility and immigration. He is also Chair of the Immigrant Employment...

Panellists
Mr. Carlo Ratti (Italy/US)
Director
MIT SENSEable City Lab
Design Discipline:Communication Design
Mr. Juan Carlos Baumgartner (Mexico)
Managing Director
SPACE
Design Discipline:Interior Architecture / Design
 
Moderator
Mr. Mervyn Kurlansky
Past President
Icograda
 
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