Migration, Urban development, Promotion of peace and democracy

Hope Cities


Who is behind this?

Nigel Henry

Self Employed

United Kingdom

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Governments, particularly in the EU are preparing increasingly complex and ineffective strategies to cope with increased migration from unstable states.
Europe has the capacity, expertise, money and ideas to create sustainable, defensible, "urban frameworks" based on Ebeneezer Howard Garden City Principles, with enough flexibility for migrant Architects, administrators, builders and bakers to develop their own community in an independent, safe and sustainable way.

Where will your idea take place?

On bought land in the migrant states themselves.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Urban planning is an essentially political activity. Democracy is a Greek invention, conceived in the independent city republics of Ancient Greece. Building Modern European cities in migrant states on solid democratic principles will combat oppression and give migrant control over their own destiny.

What is your impact?

Peaceful existence.

How do you get there?

Purchase large tracts of land with the right attributes to encourage defence and sustainability; prepare the masterplan to include democratic principles and rules in liaison with migrant professionals; grow organically.

What is your story?

I am a lawyer and town planner with a background in Architecture, I am conscious of the place of Town Planning and Law in early civilisation, and the way cities and civitas bridged the gap between diverse tribes, to overcome their inherent differences.

Who are you doing it for?

The initial target group is the migrants themselves, but with benefits for those scared by migration and those member states who try to deal with increased migration retrospectively.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

An essential part of the idea is to embrace the ideas and motivation of the migrants themselves. Their input would be most welcome.



Idea created on Nov. 29, 2017

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