The combination of higher-density living and increasing cultural diversity means we need to think about how to build social cohesion and make the most of the opportunities of apartment living.
Planning matters. The 2005 riots in France started in badly designed housing projects, while innovative planning helped Medellín, Colombia, shed its reputation as the most violent city in the world.
Forty years after Altab Ali's racist murder in Whitechapel, the story of how it mobilised the Bangladeshi community.
South Africa marks 24 years of freedom amid continuous contests over over governance, economic justice as well as reconciliation and inclusion.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
Trust has returned to areas with a higher concentration of ethnically diverse migrants significantly since 2005, but more must to be done if we want to avoid another Cronulla riot.
The government's multicultural statement stays fairly much in the place where rhetoric around the issue has been located for the past generation – social control and integration.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
Australia is a place that prides itself on the fair go. And yet, all is clearly not well.
The most important benefit of citizenship for migrants is the sense of inclusion and acceptance into their adopted community.
Despite the noble goals of the new South Africa and its ideals of racial harmony, racial tensions remain a major problem in the country. Prejudice and bigotry persists even in universities.
The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.
Survey findings are typically considered in isolation in the media, with no understanding of context, of what is within and what is beyond the expected.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
Public attitudes toward migration are a key driver of political instability and controversy across Europe and North America.
Teachers in South Africa need far more high quality professional development, policy direction and support to take social cohesion from concept to classroom
With tensions already high, telling Muslim women not to dress a certain way at the beach will only make things worse.
Good governance and accountability are high on the agenda of Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli.
A decade on from the Cronulla Riots, Australia needs to reflect upon the lessons that should be learnt following the riot which divided a nation.
The story of Australia’s multicultural future needs to be informed by an understanding of the past. Those who do not know history’s mistakes are doomed to repeat them.