Visualising migration

In some cities like Toronto, it is easy to visualize what migration looks like by just going for a stroll down any of the streets and seeing the diversity of people from all over. Other places have more nuanced takes on how people mix together, the result of geopolitics, economic opportunities, and a whole slew of reasons. But there is always more than what meets the eye.

Over at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital in Vienna, Austria, researchers have put together a beautiful interactive chart of global migration, detailing how people have swirled around the world. Check out the article on CityLab and read up on the chart on the website.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. akvaughan06 says:

    I love this map – it is a beautiful capture of movement….hold your mouse over the coloured lines for more information…

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