Society is witnessing a time of record migration and displacement. Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. 60-70% of displaced people now live in cities. As the number of urban displaced persons grows, so does our moral imperative to welcome and embrace them.

While immigrants and refugees face many challenges in their new urban lives such as language, access to services, employment, housing and cultural barriers; they also bring new energy to our cities and economy. Their success is our success.

Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities calls upon designers of all disciplines to apply the power of design thinking to the urgent need to welcome, support and empower urban immigrants and refugees.