Tag: World Urban Forum

Press Release: Study finds urban informal workers are integral to city economies but unsupported by city policies and practices

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(09 April 2014, Medellín, Colombia) – Research unveiled today at World Urban Forum challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy and help keep their households out of extreme poverty. The findings indicate that city policies and practices tend to undermine informal livelihoods.   … Read more »

March 1st: Reflecting on Waste Picker Accomplishments in 2012

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Over the course of 2012, Inclusive Cities’ partners have made great strides towards the inclusion of waste pickers into waste management and recycling systems around the world. In addition to the active participation of waste picker organizations in events like the sixth World Urban Forum (WUF6), the People’s Summit Rio+20 and Expocatadores 2012, the past… Read more »

Informal Workers at WUF6 Call for More Inclusive Urban Planning Practices

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Informal Workers at World Urban Forum

An Inclusive Cities highlight this year was a trip to the UN’s World Urban Forum in September.  As part of the Inclusive Cities Delegation, informal workers had their voices heard.    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Informal Workers at WUF6 Call for More Inclusive Urban Planning Practices   Naples – September 4, 2012 – A delegation representing… Read more »

What is an Inclusive City?

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Workers Gain Increased Voice

What is an Inclusive City?  This top post of 2012 explains our vision.   The Inclusive Cities Project is influenced by a set of broad guidelines we call the “Inclusive Cities Theory of Change.” A city is on the road to becoming one inclusive of informal economy workers like home-based workers, street vendors and waste… Read more »

Partner Post: Informal Workers Call for Inclusive Cities at the World Urban Forum

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Inclusive Cities Booth Traffic at World Urban Forum

Post reprinted with permission from Asiye eTafuleni.  Written by Tasmi Quazi.  On Monday 4th of September 2012, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) and its international network partners of the Inclusive Cities project  held their first networking event at the sixth premiere conference, the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Naples (Italy).  This significant platform attracts an international melting pot of diplomats,… Read more »