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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.

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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice
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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice (2016)

A transformative approach to metropolization and global agendas: Developed with the LAVUE institute.

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Co-Creating Local Policies to Realize Women Rights (2019)
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Co-Creating Local Policies to Realize Women Rights (2019)

Reporting on an event addressing violence against women in cities held in the context of the 2019 IOPD Conference (Iztapalapa).

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Publication

New Generation Human Rights: The Right to the City (2011)

A publication by the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia (Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya) on the Right to the City implications as a new generation human right.

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The Right to the City: Building another possible world (2016)

The Right to the City: Building another possible world (2016)

Guidelines for understanding and operationalizing the right to the city by the Global Platform for the Right to the City.

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Advancing urban rights. Equality and diversity in the city (2019)

Advancing urban rights: Equality and diversity in the city (2019)

A report by CIDOB exploring emerging discourses and practices on equality and diversity in cities.

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Saint Denis Declaration on the Right to the City (2012)

Saint Denis Declaration on the Right to the City (2012)

Final declaration of the World Seminar of Local Authorities for the Right to the City held in Saint Denis (2012). This process would galvanize UCLG's recognition of the Right to the City.

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Mexico City Political Constitution

Mexico City Political Constitution (2017)

A landmark political document for the global advancement of the right to the city and local implementation of human rights.

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Policy paper on the Right to the City (2019)

Policy paper on the Right to the City (2019)

Policy paper developed by the Global Platform for the Right to the City on the occasion of the UCLG World Congress of Durban (2019).

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Mexico City Declaration on the Right to the City (2015)

Mexico City Declaration on the Right to the City (2015)

Final declaration of the Mexico City Seminar of Local Governments for the Right to the City. Key milestone towards the Habitat III campaign in favour of the right to the city.

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Senegalese Charter for Citizen Participation and the Right to the City

Senegalese Charter for Citizen Participation and the Right to the City (2017)

A nationwide initiative promoted by Enda Ecopop which brought together 75 local elected representatives.

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Academic article

The Right to the City (2008)

By David Harvey.

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Ecological Transition and the Right to the City (2015)

Ecological Transition and the Right to the City (2015)

Report of discussion events on the Right to the City and the Ecological Transition held in the context of the Paris COP21 Summit.

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Participation without exclusion (OCPM)

Participation without exclusion (2017)

Learning from 15 years of Montreal Observatory on Public Consultation (OCPM)

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International Declaration

Final Declaration of the FAL Forum (2004)

Final Declaration of the Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy (FAL) held in Barcelona in 2004.

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NUA

New Urban Agenda (2016)

First international document to mention the right to the city. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2016 after the Habitat III process.

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Bogotá UCLG Commitment and Action Agenda (2016)

Bogotá UCLG Commitment and Action Agenda (2016)

The policy priorities of UCLG adopted in the 2016 Bogotá Congress. A landmark document which recognized for the first time the right to the city as a key priority of UCLG.

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Unveiling the Right to the City

Unveiling the Right to the City (2017)

The main goal of this publication is "to give back to the right to the city concept its emancipatory power" by analyzing emerging local and international alternatives.

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International Declaration

World Charter for the Right to the City (2005)

International initiative developed throughout the early 2000's in various World Social Forums. It provided a landmark contribution to global debates on urban justice and social inclusion.

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