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III Simposio Pensar la ciudad Realidades, procesos y utopías Lugar: Museo Nacional de Arquitectura, MUSARQDirección: Av. Bolívar, c/Av. Sur 9, Caracas 1010, VenezuelaTeléfonos: (0212) 395 47 47 / 808 04 26Fecha: del 29 de Noviembre al 2 de Diciembre de 2016Hora: 2:00 pm-6:00 pmInformación: pensarlaciudadvzla@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/pensarlaciudadvzla 0426 147 11 41 / 0414 912 23 14 / 0424 535 01  82 »

Las organizaciones miembros de la Alianza Internacional de Habitantes con actividad en el mundo entero, lanzamos nuestras voces unísonas en apoyo para con las organizaciones sociales de Guatemala, entre ellas la Asociación Coordinadora Nacional de Áreas Marginadas de Guatemala, (ACONAMAPG), que se han concentrado en toma pacifica en las afueras del congreso nacional de Guatemala, desde el pasado viernes 18 de Noviembre, para pedir incrementar el presupuest... »

We need international support to refuse the eviction of the largest refugee camp in #Calais #France. »

Casa, sfratti: il 10 ottobre V Giornata Nazionale “Sfratti Zero”, in decine di città iniziative affinché le politiche abitative entrino nelle priorità dell’Agenda politica e programmatica di Governo, Regioni e Comuni, abbandonando le fallimentari politiche di liberalizzazione degli affitti, di privatizzazione del patrimonio pubblico e di cementificazione del territorio.” »

Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap kicked off their #ZeroEviction campaign with several protests. They joined other groups trooping to the House of Representatives against the Emergency Powers Bill, while residents of Apollo, Tandang Sora who have been homeless since June painted and confronted the blockade to their homes and relocatees in Montalban who have been occupying vacant housing units held a ‘banig protest.’ »

Close to 400 villagers have assembled at the protest site in Etigadda Kistapur, which is one of the eight villages that will be submerged. (Photo credit: TS Sudhir) No one can deny the need for irrigation projects to bring water for purposes of agriculture, particularly in a rain fed region like the Telangana. Yet, urgent need as it is, such projects cannot deny the people their participation, voluntary consent and rightful compensation as pe... »

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Demolition and forced eviction in Giza, Egypt (25 08 2015) On August 25, 2015, a demolition force from Giza governorate combined by police forces and bulldozers demolished the poor shacks located at Al Sudan Street and went into bloody clashes with the poor inhabitants who contested the demolition because most of the 300 families did not get alternative housing from the governorate.An international call for solidarity launched by the Egyptian... »

“Yes for a fair rent law that protects the right to housing for old tenants." Protest in Sassine square, Achrafieh, Beirut, 3 December 2014 (Image courtesy of sakanbeirut.wordpress.com) The Committee for the Rights of Tenants Laws has organized a march in Beirut, towards the Speaker's House in Ain el-Tineh on Wednesday 10 December to pressure on parliamentarians to withdraw the new law that liberalize old rent contracts before it goes in... »

La Session locale au Cameroun du Tribunal International des Expulsions, censée se tenir à Yaoundé pendant la première moitié du mois de septembre 2016, est suspendue pour manque de respect du Mémorandum d'Entente de la part du Comité d’Organisation du TIE Local, pour leur décision de nommer en tant que membre du Jury du TIE un consultant à la Banque Mondiale.Nous invitons toutes le organisations de bonne volonté à continuer en totale indépendance le combat... »

Dans le cadre de sa contribution à la préparation de Habitat III à Quito en Equateur, qui se tiendra en Octobre prochain, le Bureau Provincial Rabat du Réseau Marocain pour le Logement Décent a organisé en collaboration avec le bureau central, un séminaire sous le titre : « expulsions forcées entre la législation et la réalité », le vendredi 3 Juin 2016 à Rabat. »

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of radical innovation and democratic renewal - and provide answers to the challenges we face in our continent. »

The 16th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) will take place in the city of Matola, in Mozambique from the 4th to  the 6th  of May 2016. Matola is a model for participatory democracy in Africa (it is the current President of the IOPD) and is the World Capital of Participatory Democracy. The theme of the IOPD's 16th Conference will be “Good Governance and Citizen Participation” and will bring together the... »

"Homelessness prevention in the context of evictions": full report - final version Home is associated with safety, belonging, esteem and personal and child development. Housing and home are intertwined with health, poverty or wealth and opportunity in general. Eviction involves the involuntary removal of people from their homes, with many negative personal and social consequences, particularly for children.In EU Member States where evictions are... »

National Low Income Housing Coalition - nlihc.org There is not a single state in the U.S. where a minimum wage employee working full-time can reasonably afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. While 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have taken steps to raise the minimum wage  above the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, affordable housing remains out of reach for the country's low-income workers. »

We need more voices from across the globe to make us heard: please sign now our Global Call and share #SupportRight2City to show to world leaders that we need REAL, STRONG and CONCRETE commitments from the New Urban Agenda. Make sure you are heard! »

Members of the “international working group for the promotion of market regulation and market alternatives at Habitat III” have sent a very critical message to the participants at third prepcom of Habitat III (Surabaya, 25-27 July 2016), pointing out that it is a really scandal that the draft of the “New Urban Agenda” still keeps totally silent about the development and crisis of globalized markets. To face evictions because the mortgage and housing crisis... »