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Urban areas as defined by the Census Bureau are densely-populated areas with at least 50,000 people ("urbanized areas") and densely-populated areas with 2,500 to 50,000 people ("urban clusters").

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17 March 2019
Central Asia
Southern Asia

A charter designed by civil society organisations, workers’ collectives, and the urban poor reimagines our cities

While agrarian distress has slipped into the pre-election discourse as an important political subject, it is imperative to ask why the urban question is no less political. India’s cities are grappling with acute urban livelihood issues relating to jobs, housing, migration, living conditions, mobility, sanitation, climate change and sustainability.

16 March 2019
Eastern Africa
Uganda

A fledgling pressure group of journalists, researchers and community workers is taking a message to Ugandan rural communities to save the trees.

The group is fighting the rapid destruction of trees in the region that was once the epicenter of a twenty-year war that had left a legacy of poverty and fragile land rights.

Uganda’s rapidly growing urban population is boosting demand for charcoal, trucks of which are piled high with white sacks of the burnt tree nuggets on the road to the capital.

21 March 2019
Peru
Philippines
India
Global

NEW DELHI - A push to formalise land claims, map settlements and digitise records is not always in the best interests of vulnerable communities, and may even lead to greater rights abuses, analysts warned on Friday.

From Peru to the Philippines, governments are curtailing the rights of indigenous communities and forcibly resettling people in slums, land campaigners say, while mapping lands and digitising land records with the aim of increasing efficiency.

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Articulo – Journal of Urban Research logo
Journal

Articulo – Journal of Urban Research is a peer-reviewed online journal devoted to the exploration of urban issues through the lens of a wide range of social science approaches. The Journal embraces a multidisciplinary perspective on the transformation of social, environmental and economic issues of cities and city regions. Publishing both theoretical and empirical articles, the Journal is an international forum that brings together academics and practitioners working on urban issues in cities around the world to present ground breaking and relevant research.

University or Research Institution

O Centro Popular de Direitos Humanos se constitui em um coletivo de Advogados Militantes Populares que tem como objetivo atuar na assessoria jurídica popular junto a movimentos sociais, comunidades e segmentos que sofram violações de direitos.

Civil Society Organization
Non-profit organization

O Espaço Feminista do Nordeste para a Democracia e Direitos Humanos é uma associação civil de direito privado, sem fins lucrativos, não partidária. O Espaço Feminista é uma organização não governamental feminista sediada em Recife, capital do estado de Pernambuco.

Network
Non Governmental organization

A FASE – Federação de Órgãos para Assistência Social e Educacional – foi fundada em 1961. É uma organização não governamental, sem fins lucrativos, que atua hoje em seis estados brasileiros e tem sua sede nacional no Rio de Janeiro. Desde suas origens, esteve comprometida com o trabalho de organização e desenvolvimento local, comunitário e associativo.

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Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA) is an educational resource for development practitioners and policy makers that explores how land and natural resource rights affect, and are effected by, development in Africa.  Through raising awareness of these issues, FOLA aims to elevate land and natural resource rights as an urgent priority for development in Africa. 

Non Governmental organization

A Fundação Centro de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos Bento Rubião (FCDDHBR), com sede no Rio de Janeiro, é uma organização não-governamental sem fins lucrativos que visa a redução das desigualdades sociais e atende grupos populacionais que têm seus direitos humanos violados por causa de sua condição étnico-racial, socioeconômica ou de gênero. Tem como objetivo maior empoderá-los, tendo em vista sua missão institucional, a qual, além da defesa dos direitos humanos, inclui o apoio à luta e organização popular em busca do autodesenvolvimento.

Global Land Alliance
Non-profit organization

The mission of Global Land Alliance is to enable the prosperity of people and places by advancing learning and practice to achieve land tenure security and the efficient, inclusive and sustainable use of land and natural resources.

We aim to accelerate quality development by resolving land issues with new paradigms of participation and accountability.   We are a think-and-do tank focused on resolving land issues to address four critical development challenges:

Non Governmental organization

Habitat para a Humanidade Brasil (HPH Brasil) é uma organização não-governamental, sem fins lucrativos, que tem como causa a promoção da moradia como um direito humano fundamental e como meta a eliminação de todas as formas de moradia inadequada. HPH Brasil faz parte da rede internacional Habitat for Humanity (HFH), presente em mais de 90 países.

Aims to make policymakers and on-the-ground development managers aware of the latest and best in British development research findings. Offers policy-relevant findings on critical global development issues, drawn from over 40 major UK-based economics and social studies departments and think-tanks, together with a wide range of NGO research departments and consultants.

Service is divided into sectors:

Indian Institute for Human Settlements logo
University or Research Institution

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.

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