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The Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity, and Hospitality in Global Perspective partnership brings together dozens of academics and partner organizations to co-develop and share evidence-based knowledge related to the policies and practices of accommodating vulnerable and precarious migrants and refugees in major urban centres in Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America.


We are a team of international academics and cross-sectoral partners that examine the complex and multifaceted approaches to migrant and refugee settlement. We aim to help urban decision makers develop innovative policies of migrant and refugee inclusion, while enhancing scholarly knowledge.


  1. Advance theoretical knowledge and practical understanding related to urban sanctuary, solidarity, and hospitality towards vulnerable migrants and refugees in the global north and south;
  2. Build and enhance urban capacities to accommodate vulnerable migrants and refugees through international collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners, and urban policy makers; and
  3. Develop novel municipal and community-based policy frameworks to facilitate innovative and evidence-based policy making at local and municipal levels for accommodating vulnerable migrants and refugees.

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