Fellow Frederick Steiner envisions an amplified sanctuary city concept to include learning, health, safety, inclusion, and environmental quality.

“Now is the time to reconceive of cities as giant sponges – places to both capture and cleanse water. The creation of these so-called ecological infrastructures can not only help manage water but also provide refuges for both native plants and animals. Now is the time to reconceive cities and suburbs as wildlife habitats.” – Frederick Steiner

Expand Sanctuary Concept Beyond the Undocumented, Philly

Further reading:

Proud to be a Sanctuary City, NY Times