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Why are we demonstrating? | Recht op Stad!

Why are we demonstrating? | Recht op Stad! | Right to the City | Scoop.it

The city belongs to all of us, including to the poor and to the refugees. The city council needs to focus on making the biggest medley so not only people or organizations with money, but everyone has a chance to settle at their place of choice. The heart of a city is essential part of making a city livable and therefore cheap rents for housing and shops should be preserved.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context | Right to the City | Scoop.it

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Leilani Farha, on her mission to Chile from 20 to 28 April 2017 pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/9.

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China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious | Right to the City | Scoop.it
The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.
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Collapse of rubbish tip kills 17 in Hulene – Watch | Club of

Collapse of rubbish tip kills 17 in Hulene – Watch | Club of | Right to the City | Scoop.it
Maputo’s main rubbish tip collapsed in the small hours of Monday morning, burying seven houses and killing at least 17 people.

The rubbish tip, located in Hulene neighbourhood, about ten kilometres from the centre of the city, started out as just a hole in the ground but has, over the years, beco
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Manual básico sobre el proceso y contenido indispensables de Hábitat III | Habitat International Coalition - América Latina

Manual básico sobre el proceso y contenido indispensables de Hábitat III | Habitat International Coalition - América Latina | Right to the City | Scoop.it

Los compromisos de Hábitat II, aunque nunca han sido implementados o evaluados propiamente, proporcionan una base sólida para un mayor desarrollo de los principios y compromisos de la Nueva Agenda Hábitat en 2016. Estos compromisos de Hábitat II deben ser mejorados y desarrollados, esta vez con metas a las que dar seguimiento y evaluar en los siguientes 20 años a la Agenda

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Civic Engagement #right2city

Civic Engagement #right2city | Right to the City | Scoop.it
Can $500 empower a group of citizens to transform their neighbourhood? In
the words of Véronique Fournier, Executive Director of the Montreal Urban
Ecology Centre (MUEC), this modest sum was a “spark.”
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Más allá del derecho a la ciudad: dilemas y debates rumbo a Hábitat III - Habitat International Coalition | Facebook

Más allá del derecho a la ciudad: dilemas y debates rumbo a Hábitat  III  - Habitat International Coalition | Facebook | Right to the City | Scoop.it

Conferencia magistral de Enrique Ortiz Flores en el Museo de Antropología, el 27 de noviembre de 2015.

 
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Nota Pública: Pelo Direito à Cidade, ao Transporte e à Manifestação - Instituto Pólis

Nota Pública: Pelo Direito à Cidade, ao Transporte e à Manifestação - Instituto Pólis | Right to the City | Scoop.it

O Instituto Pólis historicamente defende os princípios democráticos e a apropriação da cidade pelos seus cidadãos e cidadãs. Por este motivo, considera legítima a luta pela redução da tarifa de transporte. O Instituto também condena veementemente a atuação do estado para reprimir os atos convocados pelo Movimento Passe Livre (MPL) por considerá-la uma barreira ao pleno gozo do direito à livre manifestação.

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5 videos sobre movilidad urbana y derecho a la ciudad (Parte 2)

5 videos sobre movilidad urbana y derecho a la ciudad (Parte 2) | Right to the City | Scoop.it
A inicios de este mes compartimos una selección de cinco videos sobre movilidad urbana y derecho a la ciudad (parte I). Esta vez les dejamos cinco...
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Le renouveau du Droit à la ville ? | Hyperville

Le renouveau du Droit à la ville ? | Hyperville | Right to the City | Scoop.it
Le Droit à la ville par la revue Bruxelles en mouvements, octobre 2012   Bruxelles en mouvements est une publication de l'ASBL Inter-Environnement
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How 26 Urban Leaders Are Building The Just City ¦ Free Ebooks – Next City

How 26 Urban Leaders Are Building The Just City ¦ Free Ebooks – Next City | Right to the City | Scoop.it
The Just City Essays: 26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusivity and Opportunity is an international response to the persistence of injustice in the world’s cities. As troubling headlines from Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Johannesburg and myriad other cities have made clear over the past 16 months, dramatic inequalities in income, housing and safety demand a continued search for ideas and solutions. This free ebook brings together the voices of architects, artists, community activists, ecologists, mayors, philanthropists and social scientists from 22 cities and myriad vantages to offer 26 visions for change. The Just City Essays: 26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusivity and Opportunity is a collaboration between The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at The City College of New York, Next City and The Nature of Cities, published with the support of the Ford Foundation and the Municipal Art Society of New York. Download today and join the conversation.
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Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people's protest

Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people's protest | Right to the City | Scoop.it
In the first of a special series on the impact of gentrification on cities around the world, Dan Hancox meets victims and beneficiaries of this highly emotive issue – and finds that the anger is real, and resistance is coming to a head
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Mapa dos Direitos Humanos, do Direito à Cidade e da Segurança Pública é lançado

Mapa dos Direitos Humanos, do Direito à Cidade e da Segurança Pública é lançado | Right to the City | Scoop.it

Dando sequência ao trabalho iniciado em 2014, essa publicação apresenta os indicadores das violações contra os grupos vulneráveis e os indicadores da violência social. Neste ano, nos desafiamos a uma análise sobre a gentrificação social, trazendo à tona o importante debate sobre o direito à cidade e as consequências da expulsão das famílias pobres e trabalhadoras dos centros urbanos no incremento às taxas de insegurança e violação de direitos. Por meio do cruzamento entre os Índices de Desenvolvimento Humano, Bem-Estar Urbano, Vulnerabilidade Social e Renda por bairros, buscamos estabelecer uma configuração socioespacial da cidade traçando, por assim dizer, uma geografia da desigualdade social de Porto Alegre. 

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Right to the City » 2015 – Building the Renter Nation: Actions, Highlights, and Victories

Right to the City » 2015 – Building the Renter Nation: Actions, Highlights, and Victories | Right to the City | Scoop.it
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New York’s Soul for Sale: Raising the Rent on Lunch Counters and Counterculture - Metropolitics

New York’s Soul for Sale: Raising the Rent on Lunch Counters and Counterculture - Metropolitics | Right to the City | Scoop.it
Vanishing New York is Jeremiah Moss's loving chronicle of the neighborhoods, characters, bars, and corner institutions that have disappeared in
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Saving local democracy: An agenda for the new government 

Saving local democracy: An agenda for the new government  | Right to the City | Scoop.it
In this paper, local government expert Dr. Mike Reid argues for significant policy change that not only reverses the reforms of the past nine years (which reduced local democracy), but improves on the pre-2008 policy settings. He also argues for a cross-party consensus on the basic tenets of the local government system, and then entrenching these to reduce the likelihood of radical local government reform every time central government changes.
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Subsidiarity: The only way forward – EurActiv.com

Subsidiarity: The only way forward – EurActiv.com | Right to the City | Scoop.it

The principle of subsidiarity should be understood as a means to strengthen regional and local political power. Tomasz Por?ba discusses the problem of the misinterpretation of this key EU provision.  Tomasz Por?

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Organizações da Sociedade Civil na América Latina, direito à cidade e autocrítica já! | Combate Racismo Ambiental

Organizações da Sociedade Civil na América Latina, direito à cidade e autocrítica já! | Combate Racismo Ambiental | Right to the City | Scoop.it

Em artigo, Evanildo Barbosa e Joana Barros, da FASE, expõem motivos para ampliar os interesses sobre temas que sempre desafiaram as esquerdas sociais no campo das problemáticas urbanas, criticando as receitas das “cidades-mercado” e o atual modelo...

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Right to the City

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You may not have a moral right to live in an expensive city—but does the government have a moral right to exclude you?
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5 videos sobre movilidad urbana y derecho a la ciudad

5 videos sobre movilidad urbana y derecho a la ciudad | Right to the City | Scoop.it
Desde un documental grabado en los ’50 que muestra cómo a los niños se les podía enseñar a andar en bicicleta hasta una animación en la que un...
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Les Biens communs et le Bien commun comme processus: exemples concrets


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Self-build pioneers: the estate pointing the friendly way out of a housing crisis

Self-build pioneers: the estate pointing the friendly way out of a housing crisis | Right to the City | Scoop.it
Grand Designs it isn’t, but the singular vision of architect Walter Segal lives on in Lewisham – and the families who built their own homes are inspiring a future generation in search of affordable housing in Britain
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HIC - Publication. The Global Crisis of Displacement and Evictions

HIC - Publication. The Global Crisis of Displacement and Evictions | Right to the City | Scoop.it

By Miloon Kothari. The world is living through an unprecedented housing crisis. Approximately 1.6 billion people are considered to be inadequately housed, while one hundred million are homeless and another sixty million have been displaced from their homes.

Unless something is done about it, the rapid urbanization of the world’s population is nearly certain to exacerbate these figures. This crisis is multi-faceted, including issues ranging from forced evictions to displacement to gentrification; from the mortgage crisis to the austerity-driven decline in public housing to the exponential growth of slums. The worldwide housing crisis is being precipitated by war and destruction; by natural disasters and climate change; by misguided and capital-driven development. But most of all, it is being driven by a neoliberal model that fails treats housing as a commodity instead of as a fundamental right of all humans living on this planet.

The United Nations as well as other international organizations and civil society bodies have in various ways sought to bring attention to this issue and provide tools to assist other organizations, state actors, and non-state movement groups in helping to stem the rising tides of the housing crisis. International organizations are invaluable in establishing normative human rights frameworks and putting pressure on those who are violating people’s housing rights. The question is what exactly they are doing, how they can be most effective, and where they fall short in their fights to halt the housing crisis.

In this study Miloon Kothari, the first appointed United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, reports on the global housing and land crisis and the many human rights violations that it constitutes. He focuses particularly on forced evictions and other forms of displacement caused by war, persecution, and disasters both natural and man-made—for instance those driven by misguided or ill-intentioned development policies.

As UN Special Rapporteur, as well as founder and former director of Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network, Kothari has played an important role in shaping UN responses in the form of global standards on housing rights, displacement and evictions. In his study he gives insights into the UN approach to the housing and land rights crisis and critically discusses to what extent these standards are currently being implemented on the national and local levels. Kothari concludes with recommendations on how to curb the power of state and corporate actors to expropriate land, and how to better protect people from homelessness, displacement, and other forms of inadequate housing.

Housing justice and urban politics represent a core area of our work at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York office. This study is the second in our "City Series” and marks both a continuation and a deepening of our commitment to this urgent political topic. Our first study in the series, "Austerity Urbanism” by Jamie Peck, can be accessed here.

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Introducing Global Platform for the Right to the City

Nelson Saule Jr. from Polis Institute interviews Lorena Zarate, Ana Falú, Agnes Kola, Billy Cobett, Leilani Farha, Anelise Meléndez and Jane Katz, all of the...
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Homeless people are not cockroaches or vermin – they are human and have rights

Homeless people are not cockroaches or vermin – they are human and have rights | Right to the City | Scoop.it
The most glaring violation of human rights is at a doorstep near you. The global stigma surrounding homeless people sees them treated like illegally parked cars
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Thirty years after a landmark Supreme Court verdict, slum dwellers' rights are still ignored

Thirty years after a landmark Supreme Court verdict, slum dwellers' rights are still ignored | Right to the City | Scoop.it
A journalist recalls her intervention on behalf of Bombay’s pavement dwellers in 1981, which led to a Supreme Court order mandating rehabilitation for those evicted by government demolitions.
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