So How Do We Implement the ‘right to the City’, Anyway?

October 20th, 2016


By: Citiscope

This week’s conference included several side events on the issue. Many of these have offered specific examples of how cities that have adopted the right to the city as a guiding principle have implemented the nebulous idea, a broadly defined term that encompasses a basket of urban rights.
Many were surprised last month when negotiations on the New Urban Agenda kept the term in the final document. Now, efforts have been made at this week’s Habitat III conference to try to explain what this means on the ground.

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