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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.
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Recognizing urban agriculture as a permanent and legitimate activity. Case study written in 2010.
Long-term plan to support the City's policy on youth. Case study written in 2010.
Bringing light and income to poor farmers. Case study written in 2010.
Land planning and urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam. Case study written in 2010.
Sustainable development in Santarem. Case study written in 2010.
The case of the (former) region of Poitou-Charentes. Case study written in 2010.
A participatory democracy scheme implemented in Palmela. Case study written in 2007.
An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.
Integrating and enabling people with disabilities. Case study written in 2010.
The variable geometry of participation in VA SYD Water. Case study written in 2010.
An overview of London's non-discrimination policies. Case study written in 2007.
Guaranteeing universal access to maternal health. Case study written in 2010.
Fostering access to rights and conviviality in Nador. Interview taken in 2019.
Supporting victims of trauma, violence and extreme violence. Case study written in 2010.
Livelihood assistance, agrarian reform and youth development. Case study written in 2007.
Migrant inclusion policy in a transient community. Case study written in 2010.
Advancing the ecological transition from the bottom-up! Case study written in 2010.
The audit allows libraries to better understand barriers to inclusion and accessibility. Case study written in 2010.
An overview of local human rights implementation in Indonesia, with a focus on the Wonosobo Regency experience.
Design of a peri-urban natural corridor based on participatory methodologies. Case study written in 2010.
A urban upgrading experience promoting the inclusion of refugees and social cohesion in Amman.
Habana's Urban Agriculture Policy
Fostering urban food production beyond times of crisis. Case study written in 2010.
Vauban Sustainable Urban District
Vauban's ecodistrict experience combines sustainability and social inclusion goals. Case study written in 2010.
The Social Function of the Financial System
A look into de Banco Palmas experience implemented in Fortaleza. Case study written in 2010.
Municipalizing the Local Water Service in Eldoret
A public policy with social inclusion and service improvement goals. Case study written in 2010.
Local Cooperation to Treat Drug Addiction
A successful cooperative scheme to locally address drug addiction based on public health. Case study written in 2011.
Public Laundries and Education Support for Women's Empowerment
Social inclusion at the city's periphery. Case study written in 2007.
The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Mexico City
Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.
Mechelen's take on migrants' inclusion
A successful social inclusion policy based on tackling racism by embracing diversity.
Powering Urban Transformation through Digital Democracy
Explore Madrid's local initiatives on digital democracy. Interview taken in 2017.
Building a culture of peace from the bottom-up
Grigny is mainstreaming the right to peace agenda through local action and global advocacy.
Promoting the notion of inclusive citizenship
Grenoble is fostering the inclusion of migrant residents through participation and human rights awareness.
Goicoechea's human development policy
Fostering inclusion through an approach based on participation and human rights.