Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
WUF9 Side event. Social Production of Habitat: Building the African Case in the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda
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5-6 pm. Room 410. WUF 9, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
02-11-2018 / 02-11-2018
Development action Group and urbaMonde's event at the World Urban Forum 9.

People build, people shape cities.

The notion of social productions of habitat refers to a process whereby a network of stakeholders collectively determines the productions and or improves the conditions of their own habitat (dwelling place and living environment). The process of social production of habitat is characterized by a large measure of voluntary action and people’s agency.

New Urban Agenda highlights important urban challenges and questions that contemporary cities are grappling with, such as how to plan and manage cities, towns and villages for sustainable development. A key Sustainable Development Goals relatable to this event is "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. This event on the social production of habitat will generate and impart evidence based knowledge instrumental in improving practice of social production of habitat in the African context. We strongly believe that policymakers need to address key barriers to social production on habitat. There is need to improve legislation to make implementation rules clearer and more explicit, particularly around delivery mechanisms.

The event will contextualise the social production of habitat for the African context by bringing civil society actors, academics, activists, practitioners, local government officials and political figureheads into a serious debate about these issues.

• Social Production of Habitat / People's housing process   

Habitat International Coalition
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