The Politics of Complex Diversity in

Contested Cities

Welcome to the Contested Cities Project

On this site you will find information on the project, team profiles, as well as updates on the various case-studies, and initial findings. Watch this page for updates regarding upcoming conference presentations, podcasts, and other publications.


View the Project

Learn about our research question, cities selection, framework, and methodology.


Meet the Team

Meet our team of researchers, past and present, who work on the four cases.

View the Case Studies

The initial project focuses on four historically contested cities: Montreal (Canada); Brussels (Belgium); Belfast (UK); and Vilnius (Lithuania). Use the links below to access detailed case pages.

The project is funded by a SSHRC Insight grant.

For more information, please contact the project via the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity at Queen's University.

Ne Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenosaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.
Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking.
Queen’s University is situated on the territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek.