Tag: #righttothecity

Government of Zimbabwe forcibly evicts 1 000 resettled villagers

About 1 000 families from Sikato resettlement in Masvingo West constituency are facing an uncertain future after being served with seven-day eviction notices to vacate the land which they occupied at the height of the land reform programme in 2000. The families, from seven villages; Muza, Chikutuva, Manunure, Makasva, Banga, Sithole and Marikutira, have been […]

The City Understood as a Common Good, an Emerging Pillar of the Right to the City

  1. The Evolution of Human Rights for the Right to the City 1.1. The Concept of Urban Rights in the Popular Amendment on Urban Reform The concept of urban rights was included as a core element of the Urban Reform’s thinking which emerged during Brazil’s process of re-democratization. In particular, it was present at […]

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 […]

The Right to the City, a cornerstone for “leaving no one behind”

The Right to the City is a collective demand and agreement on the need to implement the Global Agendas for Sustainable Development with a human rights approach.   “In his book “The Invisible Cities”, Italo Calvino asked this question in a work dedicated to urban spaces, spaces that were already becoming uninhabitable in 1972. In […]

Grenoble. CommonsCamp: a camp to share, learn and act for the commons and the transition, municipalism and the Right to the City

Meet the commoners and the municipalist activists engaged for the transition based on the commons in France and Europe at the “Summer University of Solidarity and Rebel Social Movements and Citizens” from 22 to 26 August 2018 in Grenoble – France. Organized by the Université d’été « solidaire et rebelle » des mouvements sociaux et citoyens (https://ue2018.org/) […]

United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), New York City July 9-18, 2018

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development . It has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. This year’s meeting will cover 6 goals, including Goal 11: Make cities and […]

Latin American Planning Workshop of the Global Platform for the Right to the City

The Latin American regional planning workshop of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) took place on 15 and 16 April in Lima, Peru. This workshop was attended by 24 organizations from 8 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. All of theorganizations that were in attendance […]

Building 4Humanity Resilient Design Competition. Marielle Franco Community-Design Award

The 8th International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR) (to be held in Lisbon between 14 and 16 November 2018) is organizing a very special award: the Marielle Franco Community-Design Award. This award pays a tribute to Marielle Franco, sociologist and social activist cruelly murdered in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in March 2018, who was working towards the legitimation of […]