organizational partners and affiliations
Refugee Cities is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of special-status jurisdictions to integrate and expand opportunities for migrants. Politas helps make the refugee-city concept a reality by helping develop migrant-inclusive special development zones. Politas CEO, Michael Castle-Miller, founded Refugee Cities.
Politas leverages Spatial Services’ expertise at acquiring, analyzing, and modelling data to support our policy advice and implementation services. Spatial Services draws upon resources and scientific knowledge from the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg, Austria, to deliver cutting-edge capabilities in mapping economic opportunities and future development patterns, developing economic strategies, and engaging citizens.
IPA/Switxboard is an innovative company that creates global networks to connect communities facing major challenges – including migration, poverty, urbanization, and climate change—with leading ideas and technology from around the world. Politas works with IPA/Switxboard to help communities provide better governance through special economic zones and city-level reforms.