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(English) Sao Paulo 2017 Planning Workshop

(English) 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.

(English) Arlequin’s urban renewal: the long struggle of its inhabitants

(English) 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.

(English) Engaging youth in the discourse on just and inclusive cities

(English) 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.

(English) The Social Production of Habitat Platform’s first coordination meeting

(English) 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.