Since the beginning of the year the “International Working Group for the Promotion of Market Regulation and Market Alternatives at Habitat III” has tried to advocate for an inclusion of socially grounded regulations of markets that stop the speculation and treat housing, land and mortgage as goods for people and not for profit. This […]
Statement by MieterInnenverein Witten (Witten Tenants Assoc.) on behalf of the “International Working Group for the Regulation of Real Estate Markets and Market Alternatives” to the Habitat III Plenary 20th Oct. 2016
The International Working Group for the Promotion of Market Regulation and Market Alternatives will hold a side event at the official Habitat III campus on Monday, Oct. 17th, 12:30 – 13:30 h. Casa della Cultura Ecuatoriana, Room 8. The discussion will be continued at the stand of the Global Platform for the Right to […]
Within the frame of the conference „Ways to affordable Housing“ of the German Network Renting & Housing, Sept. 16 & 17 in Berlin, Humboldt University <GERMAN PROGRAM HERE> housing right internationalists are organizing workshops dealing with critical views on Habitat III and political proposals for the regulation of financialized real estate corporations.
Members of the “international working group for the promotion of market regulation and market alternatives at Habitat III” have reminded the currently ongoing prepcom in Surabaya, that the new draft of the “New Urban Agenda” still is totally is ignoring the economic frames of the global housing crisis. “Without addressing the global economic frames […]
for the informal hearings of stakeholders June 6 – 8 in New York
The signatories of this statement are among the authors of the open letter dated 31 January 2016: “Make social regulation of real estate markets an issue at Habitat III”. Most of the positions expressed in the following have been discussed among […]
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!
Side Event at the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Public Spaces Monday, April 4, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. , Historic Building of the University of Barcelona
While communities, social organizations, municipalities and governments are still struggling with the consequences of the 2008 crash, the influence of transnational financial markets, big corporate landlords and private […]
Everybody knows about the 2007–08 crashes resulting from housing bubbles and their context of globalized financial markets. But in the preparation of the UN conference HABITAT III you hardly hear a word about it. International, national and local organizations are demanding a serious inclusion of those issues into the conference and a […]
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 […]