Inviting all architects, urban planners and civic/architectural engineers to #HackABetterWorld with USA for UNHCR and the Spitzer School at CCNY!

We are excited to open registration for a hackathon for good in New York on Saturday, October 26. A broad range of skills and experiences are welcome to participate.

Around the world, a record 70.8 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict or persecution. Less than 1 percent of the world’s refugees are ever resettled, and those who are, often face challenges adjusting in their new home countries.

We hope that you will be able to join us as we #HackABetterWorld to use your skills to create tools that might directly impact the lives of refugees.


9:00am Doors open & breakfast
9:30am Welcome & kickoff
10:20am Problem overview, objectives & process
10:45am Team formation
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Team check-in
4:00pm Progress check
6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Challenge presentations

For more information, please visit

USA for UNHCR would like to extend a special thank you to our event sponsor, Integral.