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Habitat III

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From 17 to 20 October 2016, Habitat III, the 3rd United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, will be held in Quito, Ecuador. The conference, which takes place twenty years after Habitat II in Istanbul, is a major event on the subject of cities and the key policies of the world strategy on urban development. The theme of Habitat III is: sustainable urban development: the future of urbanisation?

International urban players will discuss contemporary issues facing cities and define collective priorities, in relation with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and Cop 21 (the Paris Conference of the parties on climate change).

GRET has been working for over 30 years on the right to the city for all and is mobilised for this opportunity via several collective initiatives: an initiative by PFVT, of which GRET is a member, initiatives led by Aitec, Groupe Initiatives and Coordination SUD, as well as initiatives involving specific consultations, notably with the French Development Agency (AFD). GRET  is focusing on the three angles which, in practice, translate its vision of a viable territory:

  • Collective construction of governance of territories
  • Integration of vulnerable districts into the city
  • Inclusion of risks and of climatic & environmental urgency

GRET will be participating in various preparatory events or events related to the Conference and will be present in Quito in the official, parallel and alternative forums.

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