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In this section you can find information about the path and different stages of the Urban and Community Way, which have been set out and are in progress, fuelled by the seeds that are grown by millions of men and women, thanks to solidarity.

Political Declaration - People’s Alternative Urban Social Forum. Let’s build cities for a life of dignity!

We, men and women who inhabit urban areas, are in Medellin, Colombia for the People’s Alternative Urban Social Forum taking place from 6 to 9 April 2014. More than 2,500 people are taking part in the Forum, representing social, community and political organizations as well as trade unions from every region of Colombia and from 30 countries around the world. The Forum’s objectives were met thanks to the direct and diverse participation of those involved. We discussed both the present state of cities and their future; we shared our experiences of resistance; and we agreed on joint actions of cooperation and struggle.

We convening the World Assembly of Inhabitants (WSF Dakar, 2011), a common space towards achieving the Right to the City, taking a leading role in defending our ideals and social interests. In other words, building the Via Urbana.

This is an appeal for the unity of urban social movements which strive to give concrete expression to economic, social and cultural rights, as well as housing rights in particular. It is launched by the organizations and networks of inhabitants, co-operatives, tenants’ unions, community centres, original populations and committees for housing rights all over the world.

How can we and why do we need to house a billion people?

“Finding housing for a billion people, advocacy in public policy on land and housing." This is the new web page where we would like to show that the proposal to create Peoples' Funds for Land and Housing is an objective to which IAI has made a decisive commitment, as part of a broader and more integrated strategy.

The Madrid Declaration

... we call and support the convocation of a World Assembly of Inhabitants for 2011 ...