These fact sheets provide an overview of existing research and evidence on some key dimensions of sustainable urban development and human mobility. Each concludes with a series of case studies showcasing innovative examples of city-led policies and initiatives at the intersection of urbanisation and human mobility.
The fact sheets were prepared by ODI as background briefing materials for the first virtual city consultation of the ‘Growth and solidarity: reimagining human mobility in Africa and Europe’ initiative, supported by Open Society Foundations. Led by the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, and the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, the initiative will culminate in a Mayors’ Dialogue in early 2021. The Dialogue will be the first milestone in a city-led and action-orientated initiative to establish practical avenues for cooperation between African and European cities on human mobility for delivering inclusive and sustainable growth and inclusive societies.