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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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Recognizing urban agriculture as a permanent and legitimate activity. Case study written in 2010.
Long-term plan to support the City's policy on youth. Case study written in 2010.
Bringing light and income to poor farmers. Case study written in 2010.
Sustainable development in Santarem. Case study written in 2010.
The case of the (former) region of Poitou-Charentes. Case study written in 2010.
A participatory democracy scheme implemented in Palmela. Case study written in 2007.
Integrating and enabling people with disabilities. Case study written in 2010.
The variable geometry of participation in VA SYD Water. Case study written in 2010.
Advancing the ecological transition from the bottom-up! Case study written in 2010.
The audit allows libraries to better understand barriers to inclusion and accessibility. Case study written in 2010.
Design of a peri-urban natural corridor based on participatory methodologies. Case study written in 2010.
Localizing the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy
Sustainable development in Khong Chai (Thailand). Case study written in 2007.
In Saillans, local democracy is built upon transparency, collegiality and citizen participation
Interview taken in 2017.
Jericho's Municipal Council for Children
Fostering Youth People Inclusion and Participation. Case study written in 2007.
Local Plan Fostering Inclusion and Accessibilty
Mainstreaming accessibilty in Jérez de la Frontera. Case study written in 2010.
Fostering Local Development and Autonomy
The Nagar Raj Bill Act fosters community-based governance. Case study written in 2010.
The Entrepreneurs Without Borders Initiative
Supporting entrepeneurship among the local migrant community. Case study written in 2010.
Montevideo's Policies on the Right to the City
An overview of housing and urban development policies implemented by Montevideo. Interview taken in 2018.
Habana's Urban Agriculture Policy
Fostering urban food production beyond times of crisis. Case study written in 2010.
The Social Function of the Financial System
A look into de Banco Palmas experience implemented in Fortaleza. Case study written in 2010.
Municipalizing the Local Water Service in Eldoret
A public policy with social inclusion and service improvement goals. Case study written in 2010.
Public Laundries and Education Support for Women's Empowerment
Social inclusion at the city's periphery. Case study written in 2007.
Powering Urban Transformation through Digital Democracy
Explore Madrid's local initiatives on digital democracy. Interview taken in 2017.