9 to 11 November 2015, the participants of the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on
“Intermediate cities: Urban Growth and Renewal”, hosted by the Municipality of
Cuenca, Ecuador, debated about the relevance of these kind of cities in the
overall configuration of territorial systems and their contribution to
sustainable development ahead of the formulation of a New Urban Agenda at the
Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.
During the meeting, the members produced a declaration that
emphasizes the importance of the Rigth to the City in Habitat 3.
“We advocate for the
recognition of the importance of placing the right to the city for all,
encompassing the notion of accessibility and affordability, at the center of
urban development policies, combining citizen’s participation with the right to
education, health, housing, services and employment opportunities, recognizing diversity and promoting conviviality, identity
and sense of belonging”.
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download The Cuenca Declaration for Habitat III.