Date published: 04-25-2017
How will Mexico City pay for its new ‘right to the city’ guarantee?MEXICO CITY— When Mexico City this month became one of the few cities in the world to have a constitution, it surprised many by including explicit reference to a "right to the city”, a touchstone progressive idea aimed at ensuring that urban areas protect their most vulnerable communities. For instance, the right would require that city officials study the impact of major urban development efforts that often result in the displacement of poor communities. This approach would mandate...
Source: Emilio Godoy, Citiscope
Date published: 02-23-2017
USA: Tenants Mobilize for 2018 People`s BudgetIn the United States, the 2016 Democratic Party Platform featured stronger-than-ever language that seemed to embrace most of these substantive recommendations National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) proposed that year: increased funding for vouchers, public housing repairs, fair housing, although without specific dollar recommendations. In preparing for the upcoming national budgeting process, NAHT argues that the 2018 Peoples Budget should be at least as strong and progressive as the...
Source: National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT)
Date published: 02-21-2017Call to support the mobilisation against a new presidential act that intends to dismantle the regulations for land regularization in Brazil.
Date published: 02-16-2017
Villeneuve de Grenoble. The Week of the TransitionSource: the organizersSince more than a decade, the southern district of Grenoble are at the heart of a broad urban change. The cours de l'Europe is getting densifying, a new Flaubert neighborhood is being built up while the emblematic Villeneuve popular district is under a urban renewal. This projects have been limited by the Great Recession (2007-2010) and also the inhabitants in Villeneuve have struggled against urban project imposed on them. Amid the Popular Urbanism Workshop (APU)...
Date published: 02-09-2017