The 2017 Urban Challenge: Global Migration and Refugees

Date(s) - 06/09/17
8:15 am - 12:55 pm

Art Institute of Chicago

Hosted by
Chicago Council

The 2017 Urban Challenge: Global Migration and Refugees

Chicago Council

Akel Biltaji, Former Mayor, Greater Amman Municipality, Jordan; Henry Cisneros, Chairman, CityView; Claudia Gonzalez Romo, Chief of Advocacy, UNICEF; Khalid Koser, Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Moderated by Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times.

With over 65 million refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide, and little over 105,000 of UN-assessed refugees resettled annually, what can global cities to do to help solve this crisis? What can be learned from the different experiences of cities responding to the immediate needs of refugees and cities working on long-term integration efforts of economic migrants? How are global cities transforming the language of crisis into one of opportunity? How do we turn best practice into global action now?