October 31th 2017 – The World Day for the Right to the City: Stop Forced Evictions The Global Platform for the Right to the City members, friends and allies from all around the world, gathering in Nairobi, Kenya, Declare the 31th October of every year the World Day for the Right to the City and […]
Nairobi, October 11th, 2017 The Global Platform for the Right to the City members, friends and allies from all around the world, gathered in Nairobi, make a global call for the right to the city, and the universal opposition to forced evictions and displacements. Forced evictions are a gross violation of human rights. According to […]
Eduard Cabré, GPR2C International Relations Officer. Right to the City activists from around the world gathered in New York City July 14-16 to advance the Global Platform for the Right to the City’s Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2021. This meeting is the second of a series of three meetings held in 2017 as part […]
The Global Platform for the Right to the City has been awarded specific funding by the Ford Foundation to implement a planning process during 2017. This process allows for an in-depth evaluation of our past achievements while giving us space to debate what should be our next steps.
(Español) En el marco de la discusión que sobre los contenidos de la Nueva Constitución para Chile que se abrió durante el otoño de 2016, nos pareció oportuno, y también necesario, impulsar el debate ciudadano sobre cómo queremos que sean nuestras ciudades en el futuro.
Sao Paulo was the first stop of a global planning process that the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) is implementing in 2017. More than 32 participants from 20 different member organizations participated in the meeting, which focused on an evaluation of the Platform’s work during the last years, and the concept of the Right to the City and the Platform’s organizational nature.
Despite the creation of a citizen council in each popular district and the obligation to “co-produce the urban project”, the second urban project in La Villeneuve (Grenoble, France) is still promoting a top-down approach and plans the demolition of one hundred social housing units. A strategic alliance between grassroot movements and international networks has proven to be effective to denounce the current state of affairs.
In January 2017, YUVA (Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action) conducted a 10 day course for 19 youth from marginalised settlements in Mumbai, India. The course ‘Youth and Inclusive Cities’ brought together youth who have engaged with issues in their communities to bring about change at the local level. They engaged on global agendas on sustainability, inclusivity and rights through education on concepts and examples of movements towards realising them.
The Social Production of Habitat Platform, in collaboration with the Global Platform for the Right to the City, seeks to create active solidarity links between inhabitant groups and to facilitate exchanges between communities, as well as to increase the visibility of public policies and public support to community-driven urban development. The first edition of its coordination meeting took place on March 1-4, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.