Migration and Regeneration: Rebuilding the Uneven City
In the context of gloabalization and neoliberalization, “entrepreneurial” modes of governance have become increasingly popular. As a consequence, urban policies in general became much more interested in attracting immigration – yet in a selective manner directed on highly qualified, “creative” and better-off immigrants and/orshort-term visitors and cities have increasingly aimed to attract. This is also reflectedwithin cities where the urban fabric has become more dependent on migrants and their activities.
All these processes had a considerable impact, not only with regard to the widely studied field of diversity politics, but also on “classical” policies of urban planning and regeneration. Thus, in a variety of European and North-American cities, the incorporation of migrant activities into urban regeneration strategies and economic growth policies has become a "new normal". At the same time, a commodification of the ethnic’ started in many ethnically heterogenous cities. ‘ Migration-led-regeneration’, a combination of migrant activities and the attempts to govern migration for the sake of urban (re)development which was developed in addition to or as an , integral part of the classic approaches of culture-led regeneration, investment-led regeneration and community-led regeneration, started to emerge. This sessions aims at highlighting the interlinkages of capital flows and migration/mobility patterns with the restructuring of urban regeneration and planning policies in producing the uneven city.