Enhanced political participation

A city/human settlement with enhanced political participation in the definition, implementation, monitoring, and budgeting of urban policies and spatial planning in order to strengthen the transparency, effectiveness and inclusion of the diversity of inhabitants and their organizations. The Right to the City implies responsibilities on all spheres of government and citizens to exercise, claim, defend and promote equitable governance and the social function of all human settlements within a human rights habitat.

Enhanced political participation

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Right to the City Agenda for the French local elections

Right to the City Agenda for the French local elections

The local level is increasingly asserting itself as a key space for political participation and the collective construction of democratic life. This approach is based on the idea that proximity facilitates concrete action on local issues. The local level lends itself...

Urban youth in the face of climate change

Urban youth in the face of climate change

Young people are clear that it is necessary to fulfill the right to the city and radically change the way we live in our habitat Children's mural in Honduran cooperative Covimarl. Article by Isabel Pascual International Youth Day is in contemporary times a day of...

Elections and Agenda for the Right to the City

Elections and Agenda for the Right to the City

The Agenda for the Right to the City is a repository that included more than 600 ideas,proposals, and actions from social movements and organisations for the 2019 municipal elections in Catalonia and the Spanish State. This initiative has been promoted by Observatori...

Why we talk about Women’s Right to the City

Why we talk about Women’s Right to the City

  Women’s rights to land, housing, the city, and their urban assets, as well as  their empowerment have been the central concern of networks and organizations- in particular of grassroots women’s organizations -which contribute from their daily experiences. It is...