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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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Housing the homeless in Bangkok
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Networks of homeless people in three cities plan, develop and manage their own secure shelter strategies.

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Housing Justice 2.0 in Taipei
External contents

Promoting a new public policy on housing with social inclusion goals.

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Nadrozde Neighbourhood rehabilitation programme
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Urban upgrading in Wrocław's Nadrozde neighboruhood. Case study written in 2010.

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The Urban Renewal of Tunis Medina
Case study

An urban upgrading scheme with migrant inclusion goals.

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Mainstreaming Land Rights and Food Security in Urban Planning
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Land planning and urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam. Case study written in 2010.

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Strenghtening affordable and adequate housing provision
Interviews and Reports

Valencia's policy innovation in favour of the right to housing.

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The Restructuration of the Vulnerable Neighbourhood of Elmina
Inclusive Cities Observatory

The Restructuration of the Vulnerable Neighbourhood of Elmina. Case study written in 2010.

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Slum Upgrading in the North-Eastern Zone of Medellín
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Case study written in 2010.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Renca
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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Fincas: An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function
Interviews and Reports

Meet the "Fincas" project implemented by Montevideo since 2019.

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Vauban Sustainable Urban District
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Vauban's ecodistrict experience combines sustainability and social inclusion goals. Case study written in 2010.

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Urban Renewal in Cova da Moura: Portugal's Critical Urban Areas Programme
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A local experience of Portugal's Critical Urban Areas Programme. Case study written in 2010.

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Mexico City's Slum Upgrading Programme
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Neighbourhood improvement community programme implemented in 2007. Case study written in 2010.

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Bologna's initiatives on the Right to Housing
Interviews and Reports

Providing social housing and fighting evictions through solidarity and cooperativism.

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Montreal's Plan for a Diverse Metropolis
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Montreal's flagship initiative on the right to housing, the plan is inspired by values of diversity and inclusion.

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Urban Renewal of Cairo's City Centre
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Slum upgrading project implemented in the al-Darb al-Ahmar district. Case study written in 2010.

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Participatory Slum Upgrading: The Credits System
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A participatory slum upgrading experience implemented in Santa Cruz. Case study written 2010.

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Local Policy on Homelessness
Case study

Case study developed in the context of the "Bogotá Humana" Development Plan.

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Local plan for the right to housing in Plaine Commune
Interviews and Reports

Guaranteeing a rooftop for everyone in a working-class metropolitan territory.

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Urban Renewal of Aglomerado da Serra - Villa Viva programme
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering inclusion and improving the quality of life of families living in the Favela da Serra. Case study written in 2007.

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Interviews and Reports
Inclusive Cities Observatory
Case study
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Housing the homeless in Bangkok

Housing the homeless in Bangkok

External contents

Networks of homeless people in three cities plan, develop and manage their own secure shelter strategies.

Housing Justice 2.0 in Taipei

Housing Justice 2.0 in Taipei

External contents

Promoting a new public policy on housing with social inclusion goals.

Nadrozde Neighbourhood rehabilitation programme

Nadrozde Neighbourhood rehabilitation programme

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Urban upgrading in Wrocław's Nadrozde neighboruhood. Case study written in 2010.

The Urban Renewal of Tunis Medina

The Urban Renewal of Tunis Medina

Case study

An urban upgrading scheme with migrant inclusion goals.

Mainstreaming Land Rights and Food Security in Urban Planning

Mainstreaming Land Rights and Food Security in Urban Planning

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Land planning and urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam. Case study written in 2010.

Strenghtening affordable and adequate housing provision

Strenghtening affordable and adequate housing provision

Interviews and Reports

Valencia's policy innovation in favour of the right to housing.

The Restructuration of the Vulnerable Neighbourhood of Elmina

Slum Upgrading Scheme in Nouakchott

Inclusive Cities Observatory

The Restructuration of the Vulnerable Neighbourhood of Elmina. Case study written in 2010.

Slum Upgrading in the North-Eastern Zone of Medellín

Slum Upgrading in the North-Eastern Zone of Medellín

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Case study written in 2010.

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Renca

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Renca

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Creating Sustainable Settlements in the Kashatakh District

Creating Sustainable Settlements in the Kashatakh District

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Case study written in 2010.

Móstoles is leading an ambitious strategy for the right to housing and the rights of homeless people

Móstoles is leading an ambitious strategy for the right to housing and the rights of homeless people

Interviews and Reports

Interview taken in 2019.

Fincas: An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function

An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function

Interviews and Reports

Meet the "Fincas" project implemented by Montevideo since 2019.