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Events in Focus

PLPR Conference: 25 - 27 February, Volos/ Greece

The International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights and the Department of Planning and Regional Development (DPRD) would like to invite you to the 9th Conference in 25-27 February 2015, Volos, Greece!
The International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR) attracts academics in spatial planning, land-use and property law, real estate or related disciplines from all parts of the world (learn more about PLPR on www.plpr-association.org) and explores urban issues, legislative frameworks, and land ownership.
Planning matters. Law matters. Property matters. Three simple messages inspiring the growing PLPR community to examine the difficult relationship between public and private interests in the use of land.
The Academic Association's functions aim at: Serving as an academic peer group for research in the field. To promote research with a cross-national comparative perspective so as to enable exchange of knowledge that is so lacking in the current state of research. Exchanging approaches and methods in the teaching of planning law to planning students. Supporting young academics researching in the fields of planning, law, and property rights.
Click here to download the conference flyer

International Meeting on the Right to the City

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DATE: November 12-14 2014

In order to confront the fundamental political, economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges that exist in our cities we need to push the global debate on content and strategies to materialize the right to the city, and continue to push for the regional construction of this content.

During the next few years a new International Urban Agenda will be built due to processes underway to define the post 2015 Agenda for the Millennium and the Sustainable Development Objectives that were a challenge during the Rio+20 in 2012 and the Habitat III Conference on Human Settlements. In order to contribute to this process of building a global platform for the Right to the City and creating international strategies for incorporating it into the new international agenda, there will be an International Meeting on the Right to the City in the regional and international context in São Paulo from November 12-14.

To register, view the schedule and find out more about this event visit the website

The International Meeting on the Right to the City is organised by the following entities:

National Forum on Urban Reform (FNRU)

Habitat International Coalition

Pólis – Instituto de Estudos, Formação e Assessoria em Políticas Sociais

São Paulo City Hall – International Relations Secretariat and Federative Relations/ Secretariat on Human Rights and Citizenship of Sao Paulo

UCGLU Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights

Brazilian Association of Municipalities

National Front of Mayors

FMDV – Global Fund for the Cities Development

Guarulhos City Hall – International Relations Coordination

Action Aid

Brazilian Institute of Urban Law

International Alliance of Inhabitants

Cities Alliance Habitat for Humanity

WIEGO – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

SDI AVINA Ford Foundation

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