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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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Land planning and urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam. Case study written in 2010.
An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function
Meet the "Fincas" project implemented by Montevideo since 2019.
Vauban Sustainable Urban District
Vauban's ecodistrict experience combines sustainability and social inclusion goals. Case study written in 2010.
Urban Renewal in Cova da Moura
A local experience of Portugal's Critical Urban Areas Programme. Case study written in 2010.
Mexico City's Slum Upgrading Programme
Neighbourhood improvement community programme implemented in 2007. Case study written in 2010.
Bologna's initiatives on the Right to Housing
Providing social housing and fighting evictions through solidarity and cooperativism.
Montreal's Plan for a Diverse Metropolis
Montreal's flagship initiative on the right to housing, the plan is inspired by values of diversity and inclusion.
Urban Renewal of Cairo's City Centre
Slum upgrading project implemented in the al-Darb al-Ahmar district. Case study written in 2010.
Participatory Upgrading: Credits System
A participatory slum upgrading experience implemented in Santa Cruz. Case study written 2010.
Local Policy on Homelessness
Case study developed in the context of the "Bogotá Humana" Development Plan.
Local plan for the right to housing in Plaine Commune
Guaranteeing a rooftop for everyone in a working-class metropolitan territory.
Urban Renewal of Aglomerado da Serra
Fostering inclusion and improving the quality of life of families living in the Favela da Serra. Case study written in 2007.