Newsletter home   Previous issues   ULM website   Contact us  
  March 2010
  Issue homepage
  New small-scale rental strategy promises to improve supply of affordable housing
  Shopping centres in township areas: Blessing or curse?
  Street trading in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality: realities and challenges
  The potential of informal land markets to reduce urban poverty
  World Urban Forum 2010
  In the news
Home » March 2010

The right to the City - Bridging the urban divide
World Urban Forum, 22 - 26 March 2010, Rio de Janeiro

The upcoming World Urban Forum, established by the United Nations in 2002, examines one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact. Concepts that will drive the discussions at the fifth WUF session in Rio include the right to the city, bridging urban income gaps, reducing inequality and poverty, participatory democracy, cultural diversity in cities, women-friendly cities, sustainable urban development equal access to shelter, health, water, sanitation and infrastructure services.

Mark Napier and Jonathan Diederiks from Urban Landmark will attend the conference and report back on the proceedings in the next issue of this newsletter.