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Managing Territories, Cities, and the Rural World

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Sections Agriculture ¤ Cities ¤ Citizen movements ¤ Citizen participation ¤ Citizenship ¤ Climate changes ¤ Commons ¤ Consumption patterns ¤ Decentralization ¤ Democratic globalization ¤ Democratization ¤ Disaster management ¤ Economic globalization ¤ Education ¤ Empowerment ¤ Environmental governance ¤ Evolution of the role of the state ¤ Fighting poverty and inequalities ¤ Food security ¤ Forests ¤ Gender relations ¤ Global ethics ¤ Human security ¤ Land grabbing ¤ Land management ¤ Land rights ¤ Living well ¤ Local development ¤ Market economy ¤ Mobilization ¤ Natural resources ¤ Non-state actors ¤ North-South relations ¤ Peace building ¤ Perspectives and scenarios ¤ Player networking ¤ Property ¤ Publiic policies ¤ Right to housing ¤ Rights ¤ Rio+20 ¤ Role of regions ¤ Rural area ¤ Science and citizenship ¤ Social and economic policies ¤ Social contract, charter ¤ Social innovation ¤ Social organisation ¤ Subsidiarity ¤ Sustainable City ¤ Sustainable society ¤ Taxes ¤ Territorial management ¤ Territorial scales ¤ Time Management ¤ Transparence, accountability ¤ Values and principles ¤ Welfare society ¤ Work ¤ World-governance building strategies ¤


Take Back the Land!
¤ AITEC, Charlotte Mathivet, CITEGO ¤ 25 March 2014
If land, whether rural or urban, were viewed as playing an essential role in all human beings’ life, just like air or water, and its value in use outweighed its exchange value, wouldn’t our cities and countryside look completely different ? A reflection on different ways to relate to land - other than ownership – must therefore be carried out, i.e. ways that do not entail abusing, speculating or excluding others. This issue sheds a light on analysis, experiences and alternatives regarding the (...) read more

Cities for All
¤ Ana Sugranyes, Charlotte Mathivet ¤ 2 June 2013
This book is a response to the hope and to the call to unite under the Right to the City banner, giving the floor to a wide range of actors fighting for this right. The wide variety of views, discourses, cultures, and experiences are the guiding themes of this publication.Different ideas are articulated and their differences converged toward the same goal: the right to the city as a banner of the struggle against neoliberalism. This is not an ideological abstraction. What is presented are (...) read more

Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
¤ Pierre Calame ¤ 11 March 2012
The following text is a summary of a number of proposals. It addresses only proposals for paradigm shifts, and not for the numerous improvements that could be made to the existing systems. A/ What is at stake for territories 1. The territory, a hub of relations and flows in a globalized system. Territories are objectively called to play a decisive role in designing and conducting the necessary transition. Whatever the subject, we discover that a city and a region are the best scale (...) read more

Rural Areas and World Governance
¤ Matthieu Calame ¤ 15 November 2010
Rural areas include managed forested areas, farming areas, and settled areas. These areas offer a huge diversity of situations, from prosperous zones to those in decline, from sparsely populated areas, possibly on the point of being abandoned, to zones of high population density that are very active, with a network of towns and trade activities. These areas share a common set of challenges that they all have to face: – using farming, forestry and freshwater fish-farming to manage (...) read more

Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
¤ FnWG Team, iBase, Traversées ¤ 20 May 2010
On May 8-9, 2008, the Seminar “What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?” was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was organized by IBASE and the FnWG and attracted some 30 actors from different fields around the region to discuss the question of governance in Amazonia. The Amazon basin is the object of a constant struggle: on the one hand, there is a desire to exploit its natural resources and on the other, the need to preserve its biological and human diversity. Above all else, it (...) read more

An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
¤ Natural Resource Management and Livelihood Unit. Centre for Science and Environment ¤ 16 October 2009
The paper makes a case for using the NREGA, in India, into an effective development tool. While listing its development opportunities, the paper flags off the many challenges for it. The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005, or NREGA, in India, was brought into force by the Union government in February 2006. The Act is far-reaching in its intent and scope. It is the first nation-wide employment scheme that guarantees employment legally to India’s rural population. Naturally, it (...) read more

Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
¤ Jean-Philippe Peemans ¤ 10 March 2008
Firstly lifted by the nationalist rhetoric conferring a central role on the United Nations, and then by the globalist and neoliberal rhetoric aiming to integrate the world market into a space without borders, the modernization of the South has not kept its promises. The approach of local popular practices, with their complexities and contradictions, explores the dimensions of a "re-territorialization" of the conditions for development. In the relations between territories and (...) read more

Securing Common Property in a Globalizing World
¤ Andrew Fuys, Esther Mwangi, Stephan Dohrn ¤ March 2008
This publication shares lessons from case studies on common property regimes from organizations and researchers in the International Land Coalition (ILC) and CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) networks. While the publication expresses the lessons learned by the ILC and CAPRi, the views expressed in the case studies are those of the case study authors. The case studies come from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America Securing the access rights of (...) read more

FASE’s Commitment to a Sustainable and Democratic Amazonia
¤ FASE ¤ 4 May 2007
This text systematizes the FASE experience while operating in Amazonia and aims to contribute to the debate and to the diagnosis, views, and collective proposals of sustainable and democratic alternatives for the region, together with FASE’s partners. The purpose of this document is to analyze the future of Amazonia as a national and international challenge, the political debate over the destiny of this Region and the big issues and arguments facing its development. It introduces also the (...) read more

Thirty years of Habitat I: no more neoliberal model of cities!
¤ Mariella Tornago ¤ 23 June 2006
Thirty years after the first Habitat I world summit held in Vancouver, we, citizens of the world, have witnessed the manifest deterioration of our living conditions and unalienable rights. After all these years, not one of the objectives or goals has been even partially achieved: 15% of the world population is subjected to forced eviction caused by foreign investments in indebted countries or in countries undergoing the transition towards a market economy (Karachi, Bombay, New Delhi, (...) read more

“Guadalajara Declaration on the future of the city”. A Proposal
¤ Horacio Capel ¤ 2 December 2004
From 28th November to 2nd December 2004 in Guadalajara, Mexico, an international conference was held on “The future of cities”. Over the four days a series of Mexican, Argentinean, German and Spanish researchers spoke about general and specific issues on this theme. In order to take part in this Round Table conference, the chairman had asked participants to present a number of general thoughts on the topic. By publishing these ideas, the author aims to contribute to the debate on the (...) read more

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