The Global Platform for the Right to the City performs at Habitat III the event Moving from HabitatIII to implementing the Right2City on 19 October from 2 – 4pm at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Room MR16.
This event aims to examine the potential of the Right to the City paradigm as an urban policy tool for implementing the New Urban Agenda, and a benchmark against which to monitor the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) outcomes and relevant SDG targets. A core aim of the event is to develop the GPR2C’s proposal for establishing a Global Observatory for the Right to the City building on the collective contributions of international, national and grass-roots networks and organizations, and partnerships with academia and local and national governments. The international consensus achieved through the Habitat III and the SDGs will be a benchmark for the next two decades. It is critical for organizations focusing on habitat-related human rights and the Right to the City to define the principles and practice underpinning the creation of just, inclusive and sustainable cities. The aim of the Observatory will be to raise awareness of multiple actors, mobilize allies in the international, national and local spheres, and strengthen networks and community processes, to support innovative public policies that implement the commitments of Habitat III and the New Agenda.