La Bergerie, France. On January 14th 2016 International Alliance Inhabitants (http://www.habitants.org/) invited PAH and other 20 Housing Organization from 4 different continents, to the workshop “Towards the Urban and Community Way to live well and responsibly on our planet”
The energy at the gathering was incredible and a strong bond between all organizations was created. We learned about the different fights that each organization was carrying to assure the Right to The City in their countries. We also shared how speculation and the neoliberal economic agenda is a common threat to all.
We also discussed in how to force UN Habitat III at Quito to include finanzalization in their official agenda. Two weeks later we launched the open letter to governments and UN “Make social regulation of real estate markets an issue at Habitat III”.
We also work on the Social Forum, a platform for popular resistance to Habitat III. A forum parallel to Quito’s UN official meeting to make sure the voice of Social Movements was heard. (http://www.habitants.org/the_urban_way/social_forum_in_resistance_to_habitat_iii)