What is the Global Platform for the Right to the City?

The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) aims to inspire a better future for all human settlements. The GPR2C is an open, flexible, diverse network of civil society and local government organizations committed to political action and social change through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of the Right to the City at all levels, paying special attention to people and communities affected by exclusion and marginalization.

The GPR2C brings together social movements and organizations, academics, international networks, human rights defenders, NGOs, local governments and others to collaborate towards the emergence of new emancipatory utopias and social bonds in our societies. Together, we give visibility and build dialogue with those already existing worldviews to create new possible collective imaginaries. 

The values that guide the GPR2C in forming new communities of emotion and action are: cooperation, collaboration, horizontality, transparency, accountability, equity, participation, people’s empowerment and solidarity.

How does the GPR2C work? 

The GPR2C is a forum where the public and members can join together to share knowledge and strategies, with organizations of all sizes working under a single umbrella and banner of the Right to the City.

The GPR2C is organized in the following groups: The Facilitation Group; Three main working groups (advocacy, communication and training and research); Thematic and regional groups; Supporters; and the Support team.