Addressing the Immigration and Homeless Crises


CNU 25

Seattle, WA


Daniel Solomon

Date & Time:

05.04.2017 | 10:45 am – 12:30 pm

The European refugee migration crisis could well be the biggest settlement challenge of our time and only one likely to get worse with climate change. At the same time, in the United States, homeless populations have grown considerably over the years. Both populations experience unique needs, which when properly addressed, can allow them to integrate successfully into societies. Mithun Partner Daniel Solomon will examine both crises, and the lessons linking both challenges, at CNU 25.

“Addressing the Immigration and Homeless Crises: Settlement, Resettlement and Integration” will explore questions like: What are the ways in which refugees can be meaningfully served immediately? How can new migrants interweave into already settled places over the long run and how do we make sustainable communities that can serve multiple populations that will inevitably shift over the decades? How, along with addressing the mental and physical health issues of the homeless, can cities provide emergency, transitional and affordable housing in conjunction with other services to get people off the streets and into homes?

Dan will be joined by moderator Elizabeth Moule, Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists; Michael Lykoudis, University of Notre Dame; and Ettore Maria Mazzola, University of Notre Dame—Rome Studies Program.

Date Posted: 05.04.2017