2nd Webinar on the metropolitan governance in Africa: Right to the Metropolitan City in the Framework of the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda, October 29, 2021
Based on a pedagogical content designed by Metropolis and its alliances, this learning program aims to introduce the metropolitan reality and how metropolitan governance with a gender perspective can be the key to face the challenges and threats that surround our metropolises. In addition, the course seeks to present governance models, as well as to emphasize on the importance of the Right to the city in a metropolitan context.
The second webinar of this course will be held on october 29th at 10am CET based on the pedagogical content of the publication Right to metropolitan city in the framework of the NUA and the 2030 Agenda and interpretation on French and English will be available.
The concept of the Right to the city is not new but remains fully current. It references the right to “create” a city as a concern of urban life. It thus focuses on the capability of the people who live in the city to transform it and for society to be transformed through it.
The preamble to the World Charter for the Right to the city (2004) coordinated by Habitat International Coalition (HIC) references the Right to the city through a series of points that make it possible to analyse it as a complex right, independent on other human rights, into which it is integrated in a new way of strengthening its vindication. In this sense, it is a territorialised right that nods to the past, through cultural legacies, but also to engagement in the construction of a sustainable future. This explains the importance of reconsidering the Right to the city in a metropolitan context that reflects the current reality of urban dynamics.