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01-19-2016

The Cuenca Declaration for Habitat III





From 9 to 11 November 2015, the participants of the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on "Intermediate cities: Urban Growth and Renewal”, hosted by the Municipality of Cuenca, Ecuador, debated about the relevance of these kind of cities in the overall configuration of territorial systems and their contribution to sustainable development ahead of the formulation of a New Urban Agenda at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

During the meeting, the members produced a declaration that emphasizes the importance of the Rigth to the City in Habitat 3.

"We advocate for the recognition of the importance of placing the right to the city for all, encompassing the notion of accessibility and affordability, at the center of urban development policies, combining citizen’s participation with the right to education, health, housing, services and employment opportunities, recognizing diversity and promoting conviviality, identity and sense of belonging”.

Click here to download The Cuenca Declaration for Habitat III.


 
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