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Migrant Cities instead of Refugee Camps

“I believe that all these proposals require a substantive and intensive debate. They all deserve the reality check in well-commissioned pilot projects. Even if one considers the founding of new cities too ambitious, at least the third approach would allow us to consolidate our values and interests much better than if we continue to rely…

Demand for Charter Cities During Covid-19 Pandemic Grows Exponential – People Desire Semi-Autonomous Zones

“The coronavirus outbreak and economic calamity worldwide, has caused a lot of demand for defunding existing corrupt systems, seasteading concepts, and charter city ideas like Pronomos Capital. During the last month, Friedman told the media that there is ‘a lot of interest’ from people emailing him about charter cities and how to get started.” In the wake of the…

An ex-Uber Exec Wants to Build a Private City

“More and more people can work remotely and are not tied to existing cities, so there is demand to create new places for them to live, with new regulatory frameworks.” Business Insider reported on the growing desire of tech-industry professionals to exchange their old offices for new, autonomous cities. You can read the full article…

Refugee Cities: A Solution for the Crisis

“But what if there was a solution? What if there was a way to transform refugee camps from economic drains to powerhouses? This is the idea: to transform the camps into cities or special economic zones for refugees. These cities could be new autonomous cities within the territory of the host country and would operate…

New Ideias for Africa: Special Zones instead of Dead Aid

“Inspired by Nobel laureate Paul Romer’s theory of growth and his work on charter cities, it has become clear that the legal and administrative framework, the “software” so to speak, determines whether or not a society will prosper. The right “software” (legal frameworks, institutions) is far more important than the “hardware” (e.g. infrastructure).” African Liberty…

Silicon Valley elites plan to quit land for floating cities

“Seasteading, a portmanteau describing a politically autonomous community built in international waters, has long held an appeal for people in Silicon Valley, a bastion of libertarian values, share an obsession with disrupting the status quo and decentralisation.” The New Zealand Herald published a piece discussing the future of Seasteading and its appeal to high-profile technology…