International Migrations: Local to Global

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 1pm EDT

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Urban design thinking requires the capacity to transcend real or implied boundaries and question issues of scale.  International Migrations brings together the perspectives of three leading designers to critique how borders (literal, political, social and geographics) are impacting settlement patters across the globe in Europe, Asia and Central America.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the impacts of water scarcity and political strife that impact inequities along the US/Mexico border
  • Highlight how housing affordability, shifting economic fortunes and access to public transit impacts the migration patterns from the rural to the urban in Asia
  • Reveal the impacts of out-migration on "temporary" settlements for refugees and displaced persons in Europe
  • Identify trends emerging in the major urban centers as they address shifts in the global economy
  • Articulate the UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals relative to the nearly 1 billion people living in temporary settlements.


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