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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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Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City (2010)

The Mexico City Charter pioneered the local implementation of the right to the city in Latin America. It was developed after the leadership of local actors of Mexico City.

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GOLD IV Report on the Global Agendas of Metropolises, Cities and Territories

GOLD IV Report on the Global Agendas of Metropolises, Cities and Territories

The fourth GOLD Report published in 2016.

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GOLD V Report on the Localization of the Global Agendas (2019)

GOLD V Report on the Localization of the Global Agendas (2019)

The UCLG GOLD team explores the role of local governments in advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda across the world.

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Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy

Social inclusion and participatory democracy: From the conceptual discussion to local action (2010)

A publication developed with Barcelona's IGOP and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Montreal’s Guide to Public Consultation - OCPM

Montreal’s Guide to Public Consultation (2016)

A guide to plan, implement and monitor local participatory democracy processes built upon Montreal's experience (OCPM).

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International municipalism and the right to the city (2019)

International municipalism and the right to the city (2019)

A report developed by the CIDOB on the role of cities in the age of globalization.

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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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