Urban Workshop on Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India

The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi, and the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) are organizing a workshop on Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India, drawing on a UNESCO and CSH publication “Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship”, launched in 2011. This workshop is the 35th of the Urban Workshop Series, organized monthly by the CSH and the CPR.

“Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship”, jointly published by UNESCO and the Centre des Sciences Humaines (CSH) in 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 research compendium 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 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.


Details

Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 18.12.2012 15:45 local time
End 18.12.2012 17:45 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Faetanini, Marina
Organizer Centre for Policy Research (CPR;Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi
Contact m.faetanini@unesco.org; zerah@ird.fr; partha@cprindia.org
Country India
City New Delhi
Venue Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research, Chanakyapuri
Street
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 60
Official Website Urban Workshop on Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India
Link 1 Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India
Link 2 Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi
Link 3 Centre for Policy Research
Link 4

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