14.12.2012 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

Urban Workshop Series: Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India

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Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship (download), jointly published by UNESCO and Centre des Sciences Humaines (CSH) in 2011, on the occasion of Human Rights Day 2011, is a compendium of 16 research policy-papers written by 14 eminent researchers covering several angles of the right to the city approach in India, such as, among others: Right to the City and Urban Citizenship; Women’s Right to the City: from Safety to Citizenship?; Migrants’ (Denied) Rights to the City; The Challenges of Slums and Forced Evictions; Water and Sanitation: Barriers to Universalization; A Human Rights’ Perspective for the Right to the City.


This publication aims to advance the knowledge and research on the right to the city concept for a better understanding of inclusive societies and a better dissemination of good practices and initiatives, as well as to raise awareness among key decision-makers (local authorities) on the need to adopt a right-based approach to urbanization for a better inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable population in Indian cities.

It is hoped it will constitute a reference point for policy makers at the local level, as well a basis for the exchange of knowledge between researchers, city professionals and local authorities on developing inclusive cities. In the framework of the Urban Workshop Series, organized monthly by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), UNESCO is pleased to announce that UNESCO-CSH Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India will be the theme of the 35th Urban Workshop.

Date: Tuesday 18 December 2012 

Time: 15:45 to 17:45 

Venue: Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 (Conference Hall) 

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