Chapter 4 Policy Points
- Cities are the sites of innovation. They are the places where new economic ideas crystallize and where heterogeneous groupings of people learn to co-exist as neighbours.
- The heterogeneity, density and diversity of cities, which is what makes them nodes of economic innovation and
democratic progress, has to be managed and planned.
- The challenge of exclusion from urban civic spaces can be tackled head-on through ‘the right to the city,’ and a rights-based approach.
- Habitat III comes at the right time not only to renew the international commitment to inclusive cities.