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La Alianza Internacional de Habitantes exhortamos para aportar un pequeño donativo a las ciudadanas Aura Margarita Valenzuela Méndez, Mariela Álvarez Sucup, María Magdalena Zarat Cuzan, injustamente judicializadas y criminalizadas por el sistema de justicia de Guatemala que las ha condenado a pagar una multa de $1950.00 por el delito de usurpación agravada. »

A Common Commitment  Our organisations, movements and networks of residents, academics, and local governments committed to social territorial justice gathered in Buenos Aires in parallel with the official URBAN 20 meeting to discuss an alternative approach to neoliberal urban management, and to exchange ideas and experiences of the cities which we aspire to have in the international context of economic, social, environmental and political crisis.  »

L'attente pour monter dans le bus (WS/Rue89 Bordeaux) Une trentaine de personnes, dont quatre familles, ont été relogées ce dimanche dans des maisons réquisitionnées sur la commune de Saint-Médard-en-Jalles. L’opération a été menée par un collectif citoyen avec le soutien de Médecins du monde, Réseau d’éducation sans frontières et Les Enfants de Coluche et la fondation Abbé-Pierre. »

Après 13 années d'attente, les familles victimes de l'incendie de l'hôtel Paris Opéra obtiennent l'ouverture du procès civil le 15 novembre 2018 à 9h30 au TGI de Paris (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, 29 avenue Porte de Clichy, 75017 PARIS – Métro Porte de Clichy). Les victimes pourront peut-être enfin tourner la page, si toutefois l'assureur AXA se décide à reconnaître les préjudices subis à leur juste gravité. »

Resisting evictions at Gardanibagh Rd. no. 11 (11.07.18) Chronicle and reflections on popular resistance from July to September 2018 against thousands of evictions, hidden product of the construction of smart cities. The battle continues. »

Hyderabad Bastee People’s Federation after wide consultation among all stake holders have formulated the attached Manifesto on behalf of almost sixty Lakh working class people living in slums in Urban Telangana. The Manifesto is released on 06/10/2018 at Somajiguda Press Club. It is expected that all political parties coming to seek the votes of the Urban working class people will include these demands as part of their Party Manifestos for the coming Elect... »


Photo: Aref Daraghmeh, B’Tselem At least 29 structures were demolished by Israeli forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (including East Jerusalem) in the month of September, displacing 51 people - including 23 children - and affecting a further 79 people, including 54 children. In addition, two families from East Jerusalem self-demolished their homes. Inside Israel, in the Naqab desert, Israeli forces demolished the unrecognised Bedo... »

This month, 22 structures were demolished in the occupied Palestinian Territories (including East Jerusalem) displacing 13 people – 7 of whom are children – and affecting a further 121 people.All the demolitions and confiscations but one – a Punitive demolition of a house in Barta’a ash Sharqia – occurred on the grounds of lacking an Israeli-issued building permit. Most of the demolished structures supported agricultural, herding and commercial livelihoods. »

On the last week of September, a wave of evictions fell on the industrial neighborhood of Ain Sbaa, Northern periphery of Casablanca, Morocco. A huge police operation cleared more than 1,300 self-built houses in the beighborhood of Douar Wasti , settled in the area since the Thirties. Around 5,000 residents had been negotiating with the City Council for six months, and didn’t expect to be chased off their houses with snipers pointing at them from the build... »

La Red Marroquí para la Vivienda Digna (RMLD) en Casablanca/Settat denuncia las violaciones de los derechos humanos reconocidos por parte de Marruecos, que se encuentran en los desalojos de los habitantes de Casablanca como parte del programa “ciudades sin tugurios”. Una tragedia anteriormente sufrida por cientos de miles de habitantes de otras ciudades y países vecinos del Mediterráneo. La Alianza Internacional de los Habitantes ha compartido solidaridad... »

Mediante el Decreto de Defensa de la Vivienda del Parque Público Residencial, la comunidad autónoma veta expresamente la venta de una vivienda propiedad de cualquier administración pública a personas jurídicas. »

Last Sunday, 15 July, UCLG and its Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights co-organized a special session on the Right to Housing as a preview of the Local and Regional Governments’ Forum held in parallel to the High Level Political Forum (New York, 15-18 July), in partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). »

Baltimore's aging infrastructure has drawn increasing attention from private water companies seeking to take over management of parts of the city systems. »

The decision ends the World Bank’s support for coal worldwide, but also leaves villagers unsure of their fate as the Kosovo government vows to push ahead with the power plant. »

On the occasion of the World Day for the Right to the City, the Global Platform for the Right to the City stands in solidarity with the victims of  and resistance to urban development driven by neoliberal policies, in particular against forced evictions, and launches a strong appeal to local and national governments and the UN to implement the Right to the City as a collective path to build just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable cities for all.   »

NEW YORK (18 October 2018) –  Ignoring almost 900 million people living in overcrowded informal settlements is a global human rights scandal that governments must resolve, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing said today. »