Chapter 4 Policy Points

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The challenge of exclusion from urban civic spaces can be tackled head-on through ‘the right to the city,’ and a rights-based approach.
  4. Habitat III comes at the right time not only to renew the international commitment to inclusive cities.