languages

places & spaces

archives

Barcelona

H3 event: The 24/2015 Catalan housing and energy poverty Law. A law written by the people. A model for other regions?

This side event at the Habitat 3 meeting in Barcelona informs about an ecouraging step towards social regulation of housing: the Catalan Law 24/2015. Let’s discuss implications for struggles in other countries!

[…]

CITIES

German NGOs miss commitment to human rights in Habitat III process

In August 2015 the German Forum on Environment & Development submitted a first critical statement on the preparation of Habitat III.

Statement of the German Forum on Environment & Development on Habitat III

PDF at http://www.forumue.de

The German Forum on Environment & Development was founded in 1992 after the UN conference in Rio on […]

CITIES

“Gefahrenzone”: brief summary of events in Hamburg | dec 21 – jan 7

in the wake of a demonstration announced for 21 dec 2013 by rote flora and groups from the right to the city network in hamburg, local media ramped up reporting about expected violence for days. on 20 dec 2013 there was an attack on a police station in st. pauli that was immediately incorporated […]

ACTION

“At MIPIM the Planet is for sale”

in December housing rights activists from a number of European cities met in Paris to discuss ideas for joint actions in 2014. One of the main outcomes was a general plan for action at the occasion of the international real estate fair MIPIM. After the meeting some of the participants created the folloeing text.

[…]

ACTION

October 19th 2013: European Action Day for the Right to Housing and the City

October 19th the “European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City” organized an European Day of Action demanding “Housing for People – not for Profit”. Groups in various cities in Europe came together to protest agaunst the “misery caused by speculation, financialisation and austerity measures.”

[…]

CITIES

Documentation: Positions on Crisis & EU & housing 2008

As part of the French EU presidency European ministers responsible for urban development and housing met in Marseille, 24th – 25th November 2008. At that occasion reclaiming spaces published the follwoing text.

[…]