HIC's activities during the World Urban Forum 7The seventh edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF) will be held in Medellin, Colombia from 5 to 11 April. This event is organized every two years by UN-HABITAT in order to examine one of the most urgent issues faced by humanity: the accelerated urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. This time the main theme of the Forum will be "Urban Equity in Development-Cities for Life". Alongside with the WUF, and taking advantage of the presence of many...
Date published: 02-13-2014
Video: SR right to food and on adequate housing - 19th Meeting 25th Regular Session of Human Rights CouncilHIC President's intervention at 00:35:22
Source: Uited Nations web TV
Date published: 03-16-2014
Launching of the publication: « Take Back the Land ! The Social Function of Land and Housing, Resistances & Alternatives »This publication is based on a one-year work, gathering thirty contributions from researchers, activists, civil society actors, networks leaders, besides the contribution of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing as well as of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. If land, whether rural or urban, were viewed as playing an essential role in all human beings’ life, just like air or water, and its value in use outweighed its exchange value,...
Date published: 03-13-2014
Magazine: Winter 2014 Progressive Planning #198* To download the magazine, click here. ...
Source: Planners Network
Date published: 03-12-2014
March 12: Protest against MIPIM in Cannes and all over EuropeCall: March 12: all over Europe, protests against MIPIM (world’s property market)MIPIM (world’s property market) will take place in Cannes, at Palais des festivals, as every year since it was created in 1992. This year, from March 11 to 14, about 20,000 people will gather: investors, developers, local authorities, banks, etc. and do face to face business during 4 days. And such a business! Local authorities sell lands and major urban projects to developers, developers sell to...
Source: The European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City
Date published: 03-10-2014