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The Habitat 3 Secretariat launched on March 9th 2016 all of the 10 policy papers submmited by Habitat 3 Policy Units on 29 February 2016. The documents are available online and they can be downloaded here.

According to the Secretariat, the policy papers are considered official inputs to the Habitat 3 process and, also, to the New Urban Agenda. Currently in english, these documents should be translated into the other five official United Nations languages (arabic, chinese, french, russian and spanish).

During the process of policy units, each working group had a team of 20 experts on sustainable urban development. The GPR2C (Global Platform for the Right to the City) was represented by these members:  

  • Allison Brown, professor of Urban Planning and International Development- Cardiff University;
  • Ana Falu, professor from National University of Cordoba;  
  •  Augusto Barrera, FLACSO;
  • Anaclaudia Rossbach, Cities Alliance;
  • – Eva Garcia Chueca Researcher, from Centre for Social Studies (CES) — University of Coimbra;
  • Jane Katz, Habitat for Humanity’s director of international affairs and programmes;
  • Kareem Ibrahim Takween, for Integrated Community Development;
  • Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School;
  • Marcelo Montenegro, ActionAid Brazil;  
  • Nelson Saule Jr., Coordinator of the Right to the City Area and from Polis Institute;
  • Sally Roever Director, Urban Policies Programme, from Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO);
  • Sandeep Charchra Centre for Informal sector and Labour Studies, School Social Sciences – Jawahar Lal, from Nehru University;
  • Sarah Nandudu National, from Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda;
  • Somsook Boonyabancha, Secretary-General of Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR);
  • Sonia Dias, WIEGO´s Waste Sector Specialist

Check the composition of policy units:

  1. The Right to the City and Cities for All
  2. Socio-Cultural Urban Framework
  3. National Urban Policies
  4. Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development
  5. Municipal Finance and Local Fiscal Systems
  6. Urban Spatial Strategies: Land Market and Segregation
  7. Urban Economic Development Strategies
  8. Urban Ecology and Resilience
  9. Urban Services and Technology
  10. Housing Policies