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New HLRN Board Members
Joseph Schechla and Shivani Bhardwaj were elected for a four year term.
 
 
KARACHI: City govt bulldozes lives in pursuit of ‘development’
1,500 to 2,500 people were uprooted by the city government’s action, while according to a Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) statement, published in this newspaper on Aug 3, 5,000 houses were demolished while 30,000-35,000 people were left homeless.
 
 
World Social Forum 2009
Information about WSF, registration, program
 
 
Crisis in Europe and housing
As part of the French EU presidency European ministers responsible for urban development and housing will meet in Marseille, 24th – 25th November 2008
 
 
Guatemala: Americas Social Forum Rejects Neoliberalism, Celebrates Resistance
The Third Americas Social Forum closed on Sunday with a massive rally from the Obelisk in Guatemala City's elite "Zona Viva," past the U.S. Embassy, to the National Palace on the main square in the center of town. With the participation of more than 7,000 delegates from throughout the Americas and Europe, the 6-day event condemned neoliberal economic policies, and pledged to build a better world.
 
 
South Africa: No more fires! No more evictions! The poor assert their right to the city!
the residents of Foreman Rd are resisting the opportunistic illegal demolition of their homes by government after they experienced one of the most devastating fires of any informal settlement in the last few years.
 
 
Turkey: Forced Evictions in Sulukule, Istanbul
Sulukule is the most ancient Roma neighbourhood in the world. It has been host to the Roma community for centuries. As a consequence of the implementation of urban renewal policies, the Fatih district municipality have started evicting hundreds of people out of their homes.
 
 
The long road home: Opportunities and obstacles to the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas
The study, commissioned by the governments of Canada and Denmark, is the second phase of a research project looking at one of the world's largest return and reintegration processes.
 
 
Swedish Cooperative Centre Eastern and Southern Africa statement in commemorating World Habitat Day
The Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC) in Eastern and Southern Africa, in partnership with housing co-operatives and civil society working on urban development join the world in commemorating the World Habitat Day, under the theme ‘Harmonious Cities’.
 
 
The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) today released a statement on World Habitat Day:
"Governments must end forced evictions and address global housing crisis at the root of global financial crisis
 
 
   
 


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