The last encounter of this series will take place on 9 December from 22:00 until 23:30 CET.

The Office for Latin America of the International Habitat Coalition (HIC-AL), the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C / PGDC) and Cities Alliance are co-organizing a series of debates in Spanish to discuss the Right to the City in Latin America. 

In 2021, the New Urban Agenda (NAU) is celebrating 5 years of existence and the Brazilian City Statute, 20 years. They are both the result of important movements and advocacy efforts involving a variety of social actors and politicians committed to creating more equitable, just and sustainable cities and human settlements. What have been the advances and setbacks? And the impacts?

Latin America is currently experiencing a time of important socio-political effervescence that promote processes of constitutional and legislative transformations, i.e. Chile and El Salvador. Collectively raising a balance of the advances of the right to the city from the NAU and the City Statute is key because a window of opportunity is open in the region in which articulated efforts can resonate with more force in favour of social and urban justice. 

The main objectives of the debates are to:

  • Make a collective balance of the progress made in the implementation of the right to the city in Latin America, taking into account the NAU and the main instruments derived from the Brazilian Citi Statute;
  • Discuss limits and possibilities of national and local experiences aimed at guaranteeing the right to the city;
  • Enable reflections on how to materialize the right to the city in the different national laws and in the daily life of Latin American cities and human settlements dwellers.

As part of the series, four webinars will be organized:

  1. 18 October - The relevance of the Brazilian City Statute for urban transformation in Latin America. Watch replay here
  2. 4 November - Trajectory and impact of the right to the city in the Chilean constitutional process. Whatch replay here
  3. 17 November - Progress and perspectives towards the realization of the right to the city in Latin America, 5 years after the New Urban Agenda. Whatch replay here
  4. 9 December - Main challenges for urban legislation in realizing the Right to the City.

See the Concept Note here. More information also available here (both in Spanish).


This flyer shows an overview of the series of debates about the right to the city in latin america, 2021





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