• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Peripheral cities: a citizen stake for interdependent and sustainable metropolises. Which urban planning to assure the access to the rights of all?

    Networking Events
    Venue: R21
    Lead Organization:
    • FALP Network – The World Forum Of Peripheral Local Authorities.
    Partner Organizations:
    • Canoas City Hall,
    • Brazil Committee Of Peripheral Cities Of UCLG Mercocidades Network..

    In order to promote local initiatives for social inclusion, participatory democracy and expand the capacity of political intervention of local governments, it was created in 2003 the FALP Network - World Forum of Peripheral Local Authorities, within in the World Social Forum. The Network has held three world editions and approached the authorities of local governments of the metropolitan regions of the world to exchange experiences and build solutions to problems that are particular of the outlying areas of large urban centers. The Network has an Intercontinental Mobilization Committee, constituted by 11 cities in different continents, which are: Canoas (Brazil), Quilmes (Argentina) and El Bosque (Chile), Nanterre (France), Vila Franca de Xira (Portugal) and Gava (Spain), Pikine (Senegal), Cazenga (Angola), Bamako (Mali), Matola (Mozambique), and Aizaria (Palestine). The new metropolization processes, configured in a city-center and an expanded territory has enhanced and increased the common problems between cities, such as habitation, sanitation and urban violence, indicating their character interdependent. The FALP Network proposes a new paradigm of metropolitan area based on polycentricity, social inclusion, democracy, sustainability, interculturalism, and the defense of rights. In this way, building a broad and open network of local authorities, replacing rigid, centralized and bureaucratic models, by a horizontal organization. The proposed activity of the FALP Network in Habitat III is to realize a meeting to discuss proposals outlined during the III FALP in Canoas, in 2013, that deals about the local political practices to emerging cities, metropolises, rightful metropolitan areas in political, social, democratic, economic, environmental, and cultural space, and are in complete harmony with the theme of the right to habitation, one of the central themes of the New Urban agenda.