Right to the City (Research & Policy)

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Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship

Jointly prepared with the Centre des Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, with a financial support from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship advocates for the mainstreaming of a rights-based approach in the design and implementation of urban development initiatives in India.

The publication 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
  • A Human Rights’ Perspective for the Right to the City

The publication aims to advance 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 that this publication 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.

Download the publication: Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship

 

For more information contact:

Ms Marina Faetanini
Section Chief and Programme Specialist in Social and Human Sciences
UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office

 

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