Tag: #2017PlanningProcess

Our Block, Our World: Views on the Global Platform from New York

Kazembe Balagun, Project manager at Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. “Lorena Zarate of the Global Platform for the Right to the City joins with local homeless organization Picture the Homeless for an action calling for the creation of community land trusts on vacant land in East Harlem. To give you a sense of the necessity of raising a call to […]

Defending our cities in a “showcase Europe”

Irene Escorihuela, Observatori DESC Nowadays, European cities are facing enormous challenges. Social rights have suffered strong setbacks as a result of the economic crisis and its pro-austerity management. Civil and political rights are also threatened in this “fortress Europe”, while the extreme xenophobic right is thriving. In the meanwhile, cities are becoming places to visit […]

African Struggles for the Right to the City

Allan Cain[1] & Agnes Midi[2] Africa has some of the world’s most unequal cities[3]. Informal settlements in African cities, and the struggles that are fought in their defense, are evidence of deep-rooted exclusion[4]. They have inherited colonial segregated planning laws that are socio-economically exclusive, resulting in cement cities and slums. In many African former colonial […]

Sao Paulo 2017 Planning Workshop

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.