More than 65 million people around the world are currently displaced from their homes by conflict or persecution — that’s roughly the population of the United Kingdom. Millions more are crossing borders in search of economic opportunities they can’t find at home.

While the issue of human migration continues to roil the politics of many nations, it is as much as anything a city issue. Cities are where most of the newcomers are going. But today, it remains up in the air as to how the national and global systems that deal with issues of migration see the role of local authorities.

Still, cities are where many of the most creative solutions are being found to house migrants and ensure that they can live peacefully and productively in a new country. Scroll down below to see Citiscope’s most recent coverage.

The sector’s key handbook is being revised to offer guidance on what actions aid agencies and others should take in cities.
Pamela Sitko May 30, 2017
Finalmente, la Nueva Agenda Urbana reconoce los desafíos de la guerra urbana. Sin embargo, Hábitat III también debe definir cómo se garantizará el acceso seguro a los servicios de salud y educación en aquellas áreas afectadas por la violencia crónica.
Hugo Slim August 29, 2016
The World Cities Report 2016 offers a definitive feast of urban trend analysis — just in time for negotiations on the New Urban Agenda.
Gabriela Rico June 2, 2016
A more forceful stance on the issue through the Habitat III process could do much to bolster promising new models around integrating migrants and refugees into cities.
Gregory Scruggs May 27, 2016
The deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa and the prolonged earthquake-recovery efforts in Haiti were a wake-up call for the international community: They must find a more effective way to tackle humanitarian crises in urban settings.
May 25, 2016
Series of high-level meetings comes as the European Union is formulating its common position for negotiations around the New Urban Agenda.
Neal Peirce May 11, 2016
What commonalities are shared by the U.S., Europe and Central Asia? Mega-regions, connectivity, supra-nationality — and a need for migration.
Gregory Scruggs March 23, 2016
A Habitat III forum in Mannheim, Germany, called for a strengthened role for local authorities in deciding on policy and response around these issues.
Gabriele Booth February 23, 2016
The issue is suddenly dominating global discussions. Will it also play a key role in Habitat III?
Gregory Scruggs February 12, 2016
Migration has been overlooked in the global debate on urbanization and development. Now, the New Urban Agenda needs to help local authorities lead on related policy and planning.
Paula Benea and Ioana Popp and Amy Rhoades January 11, 2016

A church, mosque and synagogue would be located in the same structure, with worshippers entering through one door, Jewniverse reports. 

December 29, 2015

A leading humanitarian advocate tells DeZeen that refugees living in “temporary” camps remain on average for nearly two decades. 

November 25, 2015
Ahmed Aboutaleb stresses the opportunities for immigrants in his city while denouncing religious extremism.
Letty Reimerink November 20, 2015

When city leaders anticipate population growth, downsides such as overcrowded slums can be avoided, The Conversation reports.

November 17, 2015

A new generation of young, educated Muslim Americans will challenge stereotypes as they lead Hamtramck forward, The Christian Science Monitor reports. 

November 13, 2015
Satriano's warm welcome shows an inclusive approach to absorbing a flood of immigrants.
Simone d'Antonio November 5, 2015
The pontiff’s visit to the United States included a major theme on issues at the heart of sustainable urban development.
Gregory Scruggs September 28, 2015
At the 'In Limbo Embassy', migrants get to lead the conversation on their future in Europe.
Letty Reimerink September 17, 2015
Stakeholders can comment on report of first major New Urban Agenda engagement for one week, through 24 August.
Gregory Scruggs August 18, 2015
Once a middle-class status symbol, Toronto's 3,200 residential towers are aging into overcrowded homes for the poor. Several efforts are underway to refurbish the towers and stitch them into the modern city.
Flavie Halais August 13, 2015
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