The 2017 Urban Challenge: Global Migration and Refugees

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.

Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2017: Friday Plenaries, Flash Talks, and Closing

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?

Speaker Bio


8:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
The Urban Crisis

9:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat

9:45 a.m. 
The Future Economy

10:45 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Globalization 4.0

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 
Flashtalk: Designing a Border Town

11:40 a.m.
The 2017 Urban Challenge: Global Migration and Refugees

12:40 p.m. 
Flashtalk: Fragile Cities

12:55 p.m.

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