Participation, urban conflicts and interventions: Contributions to Habitat IIINetworking Events Venue: R2
- Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS)- Brasil (Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Sul – Brazil).
- Civil Society And Territory Working Group In Centre Of International Studies On Government (CEGOV) Of The Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS) – Brazil Institute Of Applied Economic Research (IPEA),
- Participatory Democracy.
The initiative of this networking event is present the book of the Participatory Democracy, Civil Society and Territory Working Group in Centre of International Studies on Government (CEGOV) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The proposal seeks to cross the themes of participation and urban territorial strategies in four areas: 1) PARTICIPATION and disputes in building urban public policy; 2) CONFLICTS and tensions in urban-metropolitan policies; 3) INTERVENTIONS non-state actors and urban resistances and 4) HABITAT III – Urban Brazil Balance. PARTICIPATION and disputes in building urban public policy is about: a) claims for urban infrastructure b) Institutional channels of participation in urban policy c) Mobility: car versus public transport d) Protests: June days of 2013, and public transportation d) Media 's position in the construction of narratives. CONFLICTS and tensions in urban-metropolitan policies is about: a) shared Management, b) Streamlining the real estate market and Statute of the Metropolis. INTERVENTIONS non-state actors and urban resistances is about: a) “Minha Casa Minha Vida” (My home, my life) Housing Programme in Brazil b) Social housing and housing cooperatives c) Review of occupations: Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte d) Social participation in the preservation of historical heritage. The event could contribute to the area 1 proposed by Habitat and Social Cohesion and Equity - Livable Cities: Right to the City and Cities for All Socio-Cultural urban structure. The Policy Paper unpacks the Right to the City through examining three pillars: Spatially Just Resource Distribution, Political Agency, and Socio, Economic and Cultural Diversity. It further identifies several core thematic crosscutting challenges that the Right to the City confronts when being implemented: urban spatial strategies, urban governance, urban economy, social aspects, and urban environment."