For the remainder of 2020, the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) is embarked on the preparation of three thematic documents to deepen the key conceptual and programmatic contents related to the right to the city. These documents are intended to strengthen the advocacy, training, networking and communication work of the GPR2C.

The drafting will be led by three experts and the themes chosen are :

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the right to the city and post-pandemic perspectives in cities and human settlements, by Eva García Chueca, Senior Researcher at CIDOB, Barcelona.
  • The relevance of the right to the city to face climate change, global warming and environmental justice, by Álvaro Puertas Robina, former Secretary-General of HIC.
  • The meaning and implications of cities and human settlements as common goods, by Edesio Fernándes, member of DPU Associates and of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

In order to contribute to these documents, with additional visions and experiences and guarantee a co-production process involving members and allies of the GPR2C, we are organizing a participative consultation through three webinars sessions.
This will help us to broaden discussions and collect suggestions and proposals from a wider range of organizations: grassroots and social movements, NGOs, professionals, academics and local governments’ representatives from different countries and regions.