In recent years, policy documents of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have increasingly focused on urban refugees. We argue in this article that the discussion on urban refugees should not only draw on expertise in forced migration studies, but also systematically involve perspectives from urban studies. Therefore, we analyse the New Urban Agenda and the way the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has dealt with refugees based on their experience in urban development. Finally, we argue that an intensified discussion between urban and forced migration studies offers the opportunity to advance research and practices directed at refugees living in urban areas.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.5771/2509-9485-2018-1-128, hdl.handle.net/1765/114763
Journal Z'Flucht : The German Journal for Refugee Studies
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Beier, R, & Fritzsche-El Shewy, J. (2018). UN-Habitat, the New Urban Agenda and Urban Refugees – A State of the Art. Z'Flucht : The German Journal for Refugee Studies, 2(1), 128–142. doi:10.5771/2509-9485-2018-1-128