HTiL suggest that it is in consideration of just such a context, outlined in the Compendium for the Civic Economy, that refugee friendly cities in all their many current iterations, should be considered and supported to grow.
- For existing urban environments with high density of refugees, migrants and the displaced
- addressing unofficial urban enclaves such as refugee camps or near refugee camps,
- including potential new cities built specifically as part of a host nation’s policy. To engage and empower both refugees and the host community populations. Optimising FDI into a new purpose built living/working/economic environment, SEZ etc…
“This publication presents 25 case studies to deepen our understanding of the civic economy and to give a glimpse into its huge potential.
The civic economy has huge potential to affect our everyday lives. It is described in this report as ‘combining the spirit of entrepreneurship with the aspiration of civic renewal’. It is founded upon social goals while using collaborative approaches to development, production, knowledge sharing and financing. In this way, the civic economy generates goods, services and infrastructures that neither the state nor the market economy have been able to accomplish.”