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Housing in Europe:
Time to Evict the Crisis
Habitat III is the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in 2016 (location to be arranged). HIC is involved in several initiatives to lobby for civil society to take a key role in discussions (such as Habitat I and II), in order for the Right to the City to be considered in the New World Urban Agenda that will emerge from Habitat III, as well as to remind the Conference of the existing continuum between rural and urban areas. HIC also...
Date published: 08-26-2014



Fifty tenants from Boston to New York to Oklahoma to Seattle picketed at the doorstep of the Volunteers of America headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday, June 17th, demanding that the VOA withdraw from its purchase and sale agreement and work with tenants to keep the Theodora affordable.It was sweltering outside – over 90 degrees, plus that DC humidity – but that didn’t stop tenants from standing up for what is right. Tenants picketed along the sidewalk and driveway to the Volunteer of...

Date published: 07-16-2014
Residents of Mathare’s Mabatini Village have moved to the High Court in Nairobi seeking protection of their right to adequate and accessible housing contained in the Bill of Rights at Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. In the case High Court Constitutional Reference No. JRELC 72 of 2010 Peter Njoroge Muiruri-v- The Attorney General as 1stRespondent, the City Council of Nairobi as 2ndRespondent and Samuel Ojowa Achieng as the Interested Party. Samuel Ojowa Achieng is the...

Date published: 07-16-2014
Transmitted by Habitat International Coalition, NGO in Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC (Special Status, 1993), in cooperation with Observatori Drets Econòmics Socials i Culturals

Date published: 07-15-2014
Civic participation in, and the normative framework of global urban policy have evolved since 1976, but not always progressively. · How has civil society contributed to the Habitat Agenda process and content? · Is this dynamic advancing or regressing since 1976 …since 1996? · How do civil organizations perceive this dynamic unfolding toward 2016? · What does civil society hope to contribute to, and take from Habitat III in 2016? To begin answering these...

Date published: 07-14-2014
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