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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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Villa Maria del Triunfo's Urban Agriculture Policy
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Recognizing urban agriculture as a permanent and legitimate activity. Case study written in 2010.

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A Civic Strategy to Empower Vancouver's Youth Community
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Long-term plan to support the City's policy on youth. Case study written in 2010.

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Mainstreaming Social Inclusion in Local Policy-Making
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Insights on Vancouver's Social Development Plan. Case study written in 2007.

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Implementing a Green Currency to Guarantee the Right to Energy
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Bringing light and income to poor farmers. Case study written in 2010.

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Co-Creating Public Space in Tacoma
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A local skate policy based on dialogue and cooperation. Case study written in 2010.

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Street vendor management in Surakarta
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Empowering and supporting informal workers livelihoods. Case study written in 2010.

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The Green and Clearn Initiative of Surabaya
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A community education program focusing on waste management. Case study written in 2007.

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Redistributing Resources and Land Use in the Lower Amazon Floodplain
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Sustainable development in Santarem. Case study written in 2010.

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The Coffee Trail Initiative
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Responsible Tourism. Case study written in 2010.

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Transforming Public Administration from an Inclusion Perspective
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Policy innovation in Saint Denis focused on participation and inclusion. Case study written in 2007.

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Rosario's Urban Agriculture Policy
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering social inclusion and sustainable development. Case study written in 2007.

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The Community Pulse: Measuring what Matters
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering social cohesion and participatory upgrading in Port Philip. Case study written in 2010.

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Mainstreaming Participatory Democracy in a Regional Government
Inclusive Cities Observatory

The case of the (former) region of Poitou-Charentes. Case study written in 2010.

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Citizen Participation and Partnerships for Sustainable Development
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A participatory democracy scheme implemented in Palmela. Case study written in 2007.

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Supporting Women's Empowerment in L'Oriental
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A Local Desk Service Supports Women's Empowerment. Case study written in 2010.

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Local Strategy to Promote the Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Integrating and enabling people with disabilities. Case study written in 2010.

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Matadepera
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Building a sustainable community based on socio-ecological adaption. Case study written in 2010.

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Maputo's Urban Agriculture Policy
Inclusive Cities Observatory

The General Union of agricultural and Livestock Cooperatives. Case study written in 2010.

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

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

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Charter of Citizen Participation and Right to the City
Interviews and Reports

Bringing together human rights defenders and local governments.

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Malmö's Experience in Muncipalizing the Local Water Service
Inclusive Cities Observatory

The variable geometry of participation in VA SYD Water. Case study written in 2010.

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Participatory Cultural Planning in Lviv
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Building the cultural cappacities of the local community. Case study written in 2010.

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Urban Renewal in a Deprived Community
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Local development scheme implemented in Marsh Farm. Case study written in 2010.

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Implementing the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy at the Local Level
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Sustainable development in Khong Chai (Thailand). Case study written in 2007.

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Municipal Council for Children
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering Youth People Inclusion and Participation. Case study written in 2007.

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Local Plan Fostering Inclusion and Accessibilty
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Mainstreaming accessibilty in Jérez de la Frontera. Case study written in 2010.

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Fostering Urban Development and Local Autonomy
Inclusive Cities Observatory

The Nagar Raj Bill Act fosters community-based governance. Case study written in 2010.

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The Entrepreneurs Without Borders Initiative
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Supporting entrepeneurship among the local migrant community. Case study written in 2010.

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Montevideo's Policy Initiatives on the Right to the City
Interviews and Reports

An overview of housing and urban development policies implemented by Montevideo. Interview taken in 2018.

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Habana's Urban Agriculture Policy
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering urban food production beyond times of crisis. Case study written in 2010.

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Upholding the Social Function of the Financial System
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A look into de Banco Palmas experience implemented in Fortaleza. Case study written in 2010.

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Eldoret's Experience in Municipalizing the Local Water Service
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A public policy with social inclusion and service improvement goals. Case study written in 2010.

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Public Laundries and Education Support for Women's Empowerment
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Social inclusion at the city's periphery. Case study written in 2007.

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Madrid's Local Initiatives on Digital Democracy
Interviews and Reports

Explore Madrid's local initiatives on digital democracy. Interview taken in 2017.

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Building a culture of peace from the bottom-up
Interviews and Reports

Grigny is mainstreaming the right to peace agenda through local action and global advocacy.

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Goicoechea's human development policy
Interviews and Reports

Fostering inclusion through an approach based on participation and human rights.

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A Participatory Budgeting Initiative Fostering Indigenous Women Empowerment
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Held in Cotacachi (Ecuador). Case study written in 2007.

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Mainstreaming Sustainability in Local Life: Cambieresti initiative
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Transforming consumption, conservation and lifestyle. Case study written in 2010.

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Implementing a "Zero Waste" Strategy at a Local Level
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Advancing the ecological transition from the bottom-up! Case study written in 2010.

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Transforming the Cultural Policy of a City
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A year-long arts, culture and community dialogue project held in Çanakkale. Case studywritten in 2010.

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Social Inclusion Audit and Toolkit for Local Libraries
Inclusive Cities Observatory

The audit allows libraries to better understand barriers to inclusion and accessibility. Case study written in 2010.

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Local Policy on Ageing and Old People
Case study

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

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Local Policy on Childhood and Adolescence
Case study

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

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Radio Sigida Joli: Building the Community
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A community radio experience fostering social cohesion and youth empowerement in Bamako. Case study written in 2010.

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Local Strategy for Free Public Transport
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Implementing a free public transport system to address spatial inequalities. Case study written in 2010.

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Integrated Management of the Microbasins and Protected Natural Areas
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Design of a peri-urban natural corridor based on participatory methodologies. Case study written in 2010.

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Interviews and Reports
Inclusive Cities Observatory
Case study
External contents
Villa Maria del Triunfo's Urban Agriculture Policy

Villa Maria del Triunfo's Urban Agriculture Policy

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Recognizing urban agriculture as a permanent and legitimate activity. Case study written in 2010.

A Civic Strategy to Empower Vancouver's Youth Community

A Civic Strategy to Empower Vancouver's Youth Community

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Long-term plan to support the City's policy on youth. Case study written in 2010.

Mainstreaming Social Inclusion in Local Policy-Making

Mainstreaming Social Inclusion in Local Policy-Making

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Insights on Vancouver's Social Development Plan. Case study written in 2007.

Implementing a Green Currency to Guarantee the Right to Energy

Implementing a Green Currency to Guarantee the Right to Energy

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Bringing light and income to poor farmers. Case study written in 2010.

Co-Creating Public Space in Tacoma

Co-Creating Public Space in Tacoma

Inclusive Cities Observatory

A local skate policy based on dialogue and cooperation. Case study written in 2010.

Street vendor management in Surakarta

Street vendor management in Surakarta

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Empowering and supporting informal workers livelihoods. Case study written in 2010.

The Green and Clearn Initiative of Surabaya

The Green and Clearn Initiative of Surabaya

Inclusive Cities Observatory

A community education program focusing on waste management. Case study written in 2007.

Redistributing Resources and Land Use in the Lower Amazon Floodplain

Redistributing Resources and Land Use in the Lower Amazon Floodplain

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Sustainable development in Santarem. Case study written in 2010.

The Coffee Trail Initiative

The Coffee Trail Initiative in Salcedo

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Responsible Tourism. Case study written in 2010.

Transforming Public Administration from an Inclusion Perspective

Transforming Public Service

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Policy innovation in Saint Denis focused on participation and inclusion. Case study written in 2007.

Rosario's Urban Agriculture Policy

Rosario's Urban Agriculture Policy

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering social inclusion and sustainable development. Case study written in 2007.

The Community Pulse: Measuring what Matters

The Community Pulse: Measuring what Matters

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering social cohesion and participatory upgrading in Port Philip. Case study written in 2010.