Report: Barcelona Urban Thinkers Campus, a World Urban Campaign Event


The Urban Thinkers Campus is an
initiative of the World Urban Campaign – UN-Habitat, as part of the preparation
process of the UN Conference Habitat III (Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016).
This version of the Campus on Housing in The City We Need was sponsored by the
Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) and co-organized by Habitat Professionals
Forum (HPF), International Federation of Urbanists (Federación Internacional de
Urbanistas, FIU), European Council of Spatial Planners – Conseil Européen des
Urbanistes, (ECTP-CEU), all WUC partners, the Spanish Urbanists Association
(Asociación Española de Técnicos Urbanistas, AETU) and Observatori DESC.
Focused on the theme Housing in The City We Need, the Campus aimed to gather
housing experts, local authorities –city leaders and decision makers– and other
major groups representatives –academics and students, peasants and trade
unions, human rights defenders, dwellers and neighborhood’s organizations,
urban planners, women, journalist and writers–, all of them interested in
promoting adequate housing in cities that are socially and economically
inclusive, well planned, affordable and equitable. Housing in The City We Need
is a key urban and rural issue, and is recognized as part of the right to an
adequate standard of living in international legal instruments, including the
1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the 1966 International
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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