Celebrating the Right to Urban Life

On World Day for the Right to the City, we want to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Henri Lefebvre’s inspirational work “The Right to the City” with a display of initiatives to celebrate this book from different perspectives and workspaces.  In this edition of the newsletter, authors – from social movements, local governments and academia […]

Declaration on the World Day for the Right to the City

We, social movements, civil society and local governments organizations are committed to social change through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of the Right to the City in every region of the world. On October 31st, we have agreed to celebrate the World Day for the Right to the City, reinterpreting United Nations designation of World […]

The Right to the City: What prospects fifty years after Henri Lefebvre’s eponymous book?

From April 4 to 5 the Committee organized – in co-partnership with several local organizations and the laboratory “la Ville en Commun” – the conference “Henri Lefebvre’s Right to the City”. On this occasion, researchers, former students of Henri Lefebvre, urban planners, architects, civil society representatives and local authorities discussed around the legacy and challenges […]

The Right to the City in New York

The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) was in New York City, last July, taking advantage of the strong presence of civil society and local governments organizations from all over the world at the occasion of the High-Level Political Forum ( HLPF). The GPR2C, in line with its mission, continued its work […]

Inspiring Practices Show Housing is at the Center of the Global Agendas

The Regional Housing and Habitat Forum that took place this past June in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was an unusual gathering. It brought together strategic stakeholders related to the urban and housing agenda in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region and introduced them to29 inspiring practices that promote adequate housing and habitat as drivers […]

HLPF Media Gallery

► Interviews:  Joan Carling from Indigenous People Major Group: https://youtu.be/y9OLKQR7YtQ William Cobbet, Cities Alliance: https://youtu.be/72rl-nRRsQw Tania Espinosa, WIEGO: https://youtu.be/SA-qeNeF1Eg Judith Hitchman, Urgenci: https://youtu.be/TboGJXtCkI8 Leilani Farha, UN Special raporteur: https://youtu.be/AgzpV7WAXY0 Pablo Fernández, Mexico Representative: https://youtu.be/EXAeju0P5vE Amanda Flety, UCLG: https://youtu.be/I0oMClgnAHI Eduardo Moreno, UN Habitat: https://youtu.be/XHOasDysHGA Adolfo Salcedo Glückstadt, government of Ecuador https://be/jvpvLMiT9Cky https://youtu.be/ub_aefUPCkA Playlist with all the videos: https://youtu.be/AgzpV7WAXY0 ► Images Album 1:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/158027252@N07/albums/72157698833169714 Album 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/158027252@N07/albums/72157696568081202 ► Right to […]

Campaign #RighttotheCity during the HLPF 2018

The global campaign for advocating that the Right to the City has to be the cornerstone for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda was launched on July 11th 2018 – a strategic moment as it is the same date as the review of global progress toward SDG 11 on sustainable […]