Director's Message

Migration and city have always been the most important elements of social change. Spatial movements of people have shifted in recent centuries which creates new topics for consideration in migration and urban studies. Educational movements, brain drain, slave and human smuggling, asylum seeking, population exchange, family reunification, deportation and refoulment and countless other examples greatly affect labor markets, political systems, cultural identities and religious tendencies. Migration and city are a main feature of society with perhaps even greater political significance in the future. The impact of migration on urban changes is crucial in the current discussion about the refugee crisis will continue be relevant for future issues such as world population increase, ageing society, climate change, labor shortages, and security.

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