Town Hall Track
Right to the City
Cities and human settlements must be viewed through rights-based lens and if equity, sustainability, and social justice is to be achieved, it is because the right to the city has been granted and protected for all citizens.
Ms. Imen Ouardani, Vice-Mayor of Sousse
Ms. Sylvia Muzila, Mayor of Francistown
Mr. Patrick Braouezec, President of Plaine Commune
Ms. Annie Chrystel Limbourg, Deputy Mayor of Libreville
Sustainable Urban Development
As recognized by the global agendas, partnerships to achieve the goals are imperative. Here the General Assembly of Partners recommends a variety of tools and methods to include local and regional governments into the framework of achieving sustainable urban development at the global level.
Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen
Ms. Noarini Roslan, Mayor of Subang Jaya
Ms. Laia Bonet, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona
Mr. Christian Di Candia, Mayor of Montevideo
Local policies cannot be drivers of inequality: cities and regions need to adopt innovative visions and include their city dwellers in the decision-making processes shaping their lives, and design accessible and inclusive schemes for people in poverty.
Ms. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown
Mr. Mousa Hadid, Mayor of Ramallah
Mr. Mpho Moruakgomo, President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA)
Mr. Pablo Javkin, Elected Mayor of Rosario, Councillor of Rosario