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
HLRN Releases a Handbook on “How to Respond to Forced Evictions” Independent Experts Condemn State Impunity and Complicity16 April 2014, New Delhi At an event organised in New Delhi on 16 April 2014, Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) launched its new publication titled, How to Respond to Forced Evictions: A Handbook for India. Justice A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi and Chairperson, Law Commission of India, released the Handbook and strongly criticised the Indian state for its inability to control forced evictions, which are carried out across the country without due...
Date published: 04-17-2014
Highlights from WUF7 Day 1Monday April 7th was my first day at the 7th UN-Habitat World Urban Forum in Medellin. This is quite a special edition of WUF, as it is building up to the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III. But instead of heading to the conference centre, I ended up going to the Habitat International Coalition general assembly at the department of Architecture of the National University of Colombia. And it was totally worth it! The day started with...
Source: Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Development Planning Unit
Date published: 04-14-2014
Video: WUF7 Civil Society Organisations RoundtableA new Urban Agenda responsive to people's priorities for an equitable urban future
Source: Habitat for Humanity International
Date published: 04-14-2014Press release
Date published: 04-09-2014