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Report: Barcelona Urban Thinkers Campus, a World Urban Campaign Event
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12-18-2015


The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of the World Urban Campaign – UN-Habitat, as part of the preparation process of the UN Conference Habitat III (Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016). This version of the Campus on Housing in The City We Need was sponsored by the Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) and co-organized by Habitat Professionals Forum (HPF), International Federation of Urbanists (Federación Internacional de Urbanistas, FIU), European Council of Spatial Planners – Conseil Européen des Urbanistes, (ECTP-CEU), all WUC partners, the Spanish Urbanists Association (Asociación Española de Técnicos Urbanistas, AETU) and Observatori DESC. Focused on the theme Housing in The City We Need, the Campus aimed to gather housing experts, local authorities –city leaders and decision makers– and other major groups representatives –academics and students, peasants and trade unions, human rights defenders, dwellers and neighborhood’s organizations, urban planners, women, journalist and writers–, all of them interested in promoting adequate housing in cities that are socially and economically inclusive, well planned, affordable and equitable. Housing in The City We Need is a key urban and rural issue, and is recognized as part of the right to an adequate standard of living in international legal instruments, including the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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