Doing ethnic diversity at Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: workshop summary

Author:

Carina Meares,Claire Gooder,Helen Te Hira

Publication date:

2017

Topics:

Demographics and society, Education and skills, Māori

Source:

Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU

Summary:

This workshop overview, and the Literature Review* that sits alongside it, provide a conceptual and practical foundation for the potential development of ‘diversity’ policy at Auckland Council.

The literature review focuses on four main areas: the social impact of ethnic diversity; city level initiatives that focus on diversity and inclusion; ethnic diversity and the development of infrastructure at the city level; and the intersection between indigeneity and immigration. The relationship between migration, ethnicity and inequalities is a cross-cutting theme and is woven through these four sections. The workshops, with their focus on the perceptions and experiences of participants, provide a counterpoint to the findings of the literature review. What we mean by this is that the workshops privilege the voices of Auckland Council staff and local academics in ways that balance the focus of the literature review on published sources from around the world.

*See also: Immigration, ethnic diversity and cities: a literature review for Auckland Council. Auckland Council technical report, TR2017/008