Housing and cities as human rights:dialogues between Latin America & Canada Lorena Zárate HIC Habitat International Coalit...
Habitat International Coalition International independent and non profit network,  created in 1976. 350 NGO’s, community...
General objective and strategies Promotion, defense and fullfilment of  the right of every person to a place to  live in ...
Thematic areas         EnvironmentGender              Human rights         Production of            habitat
The Right to the City is…The equitable use and enjoyment of the city  under the principles of:SustainabilityDemocracyEq...
The Right to the CityHuman rights                          Democracy    Equity                            Representative, ...
David Harvey, 2008                       The Right to the                             City as …                        The...
Mexico City Charterfor theRight to the City
Elaboration process: 2007-12Promoter Committee =  - Urban Popular Movement  - Mexico City Government  - Human Rights Comm...
Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City                              Signed on 13 July, 2010      New legal status f...
Signed by 253 representatives of       Civil society organizations        - Indigenous and campesino groups        - Coop...
Right to the City strategic principles                        Social                       function                       ...
Full citizenship /full exercise of human rights in the cityRealization of political, economic, social, culturaland enviro...
The social function of the city,             land and propertyDistribution and regulation of urban land, space andthe equ...
Democratic urban managementCitizen participation at the highest levels of decision-making, including the design, implemen...
The democratic production   of urban space and productive habitat Facilitate the right to participate in the social  prod...
The sustainable and responsible  management of environmental, cultural andenergy resources as common goods in the citySoc...
The democratic and equitable           enjoyment of the cityStrengthening of social solidarityExpansion and improvement ...
The strategy for implementationa) incorporation of the Charter into new and existing city   laws, policies and planning in...
Tensions to think about…Housing policy       Massive construction of housesHousing policy           Urban/territorial plan...
HIC-AL publications (available on-line)
HICHabitat International Coalition                                      More information:                                 ...
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada
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This presentation examines urban reform in Latin American and Canada.

Lorena Zárate
www.wellesleyinstitute.com
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  • HIC-AL Informe de actividades y productos 2008
  • Housing and Cities as Human Rights: Dialogues between Latin America and Canada

    1. 1. Housing and cities as human rights:dialogues between Latin America & Canada Lorena Zárate HIC Habitat International Coalition Wellesley institute, Toronto February 14th, 2013
    2. 2. Habitat International Coalition International independent and non profit network, created in 1976. 350 NGO’s, community based organizations, research and teaching institutes, professionals and activists in 125 countries. Working on human habitat related issues (technical, social, economical & political contents). www.hic-net.org
    3. 3. General objective and strategies Promotion, defense and fullfilment of the right of every person to a place to live in peace and dignity (land and housing rights, human rights related to habitat, right to the city) Strenghthen social actors and processes (social production of habitat, human rights defense). Advocacy for housing and habitat public policies at local, national and international level.
    4. 4. Thematic areas EnvironmentGender Human rights Production of habitat
    5. 5. The Right to the City is…The equitable use and enjoyment of the city under the principles of:SustainabilityDemocracyEquitySocial Justice New collective right
    6. 6. The Right to the CityHuman rights Democracy Equity Representative, Social Justice distributive, direct Territory Sustainability Planning and Public managment
    7. 7. David Harvey, 2008 The Right to the City as … The excercise of a collective power to transform the urbanization process. The right to change ourselves, by changing the city.
    8. 8. Mexico City Charterfor theRight to the City
    9. 9. Elaboration process: 2007-12Promoter Committee = - Urban Popular Movement - Mexico City Government - Human Rights Commission - Human Rights NGOs - Habitat International Coalition-Latin AmericaActivities = o + 60 meetings o Public activities = + 5,000 people o Workshops / Radio programs / Children´s painting contest o Human Rights Fair / Videos / Publications / Blog / Website
    10. 10. Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City Signed on 13 July, 2010 New legal status for the city (Constitution?)  Changes in legal framework  Changes in public administration  Allocation of specific resources
    11. 11. Signed by 253 representatives of  Civil society organizations - Indigenous and campesino groups - Cooperatives - Tenants - Street sellers and workers - Unions - NGOs - Women organizations - Youth organizations - etc.  Academic institutions  Professional organizations
    12. 12. Right to the City strategic principles Social function of land, property & city Human Democratic rights in management the city Democratic Democratic production enjoyment & of the city productive Sustainable habitat & responsible management of the commons
    13. 13. Full citizenship /full exercise of human rights in the cityRealization of political, economic, social, culturaland environmental human rights withoutdiscrimination.Ensure collective dignity and well-being in conditionsof equality, equity, justice and solidarity.Generate conditions for the development of adignified quality of life for all in the city, at bothindividual and collective levels.
    14. 14. The social function of the city, land and propertyDistribution and regulation of urban land, space andthe equitable use of common goods, services andopportunities offered by the city, prioritizing the-collectively defined- public interest.Guarantee the right of all persons to a secure placeto live in peace and dignity through the creation of legalinstruments and participatory mechanisms that opposespeculation, urban segregation, exclusion, forcedevictions and displacements.
    15. 15. Democratic urban managementCitizen participation at the highest levels of decision-making, including the design, implementation,monitoring and evaluation of public policies, urbanplanning, budgeting and control of urban processes.Strengthen democracy through the creation ofdecision-making spaces and mechanisms of directdemocracy.
    16. 16. The democratic production of urban space and productive habitat Facilitate the right to participate in the social production of habitat and to guarantee the productive insertion of all in the urban economy, including youth. Development of economic activities that contribute to a productive city of solidarity.
    17. 17. The sustainable and responsible management of environmental, cultural andenergy resources as common goods in the citySocially responsible use of resources and theenjoyment of a healthy environment that allows allpeople and communities to develop under equalconditions.Guarantee improved environmental conditions andthat urban development does not take place at the costof rural communities, ecological reserves, other citiesor future generations.
    18. 18. The democratic and equitable enjoyment of the cityStrengthening of social solidarityExpansion and improvement of public spaces.Rescue and strengthen the cultural and recreationalenjoyment of public spaces and the respect for culturaldiversity in the city.
    19. 19. The strategy for implementationa) incorporation of the Charter into new and existing city laws, policies and planning initiatives;b) promotion and dissemination of the Charter among government workers, social organizations and citizens;c) organization of local action committees to advance the Charter’s objectives in different areas of the city;d) political commitments from elected representatives within the Federal District who are being asked to sign and implement the Charter in
    20. 20. Tensions to think about…Housing policy Massive construction of housesHousing policy Urban/territorial planningRight to housing Right to the cityImmediate needs Long-term transformationsMetropolitan areas Small citiesFormality InformalityUrban agenda Rural agenda
    21. 21. HIC-AL publications (available on-line)
    22. 22. HICHabitat International Coalition More information: www.hic-net.org Contact: hicpresident@hic-net.org @hicpresident
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