Access to housing as a fundamental human right for a dignified life, and the available tools for local administrations to guarantee it, are the focus of the study ‘Guarantee the Right to Housing in Ibero-America: The role of Local Governments’. This publication is produced by the ‘Micro Network for the Right to Housing’, promoted by the Ibero-American Center for Urban Strategic Development (CIDEU) with the support of the Barcelona City Council.
The new publication was presented on Wednesday, April 26th, through a virtual session, highlighting some of the best practices carried out in relevant cities in Ibero-America, including capital cities such as Bogotá (Bolivia), Antioquia (Colombia), Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Los Cabos (Mexico), and Barcelona.
Throughout the publication, measures and tools implemented in the field of housing in the mentioned cities are analyzed from different perspectives, in a joint effort to find solutions that help transform access to such a valuable asset as housing.
Among other cases, the focus is placed on the promotion and management of public rental housing in Bogotá and Barcelona, as well as urban and housing policies for the creation of inclusive and sustainable neighborhoods in Antioquia, self-promotion and collective management of housing in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and governance in housing policies in Santiago de Chile and Los Cabos.
In the case of Barcelona, the study provides an overview of four key issues that shape the housing policies implemented in the city since 2015, while also reflecting on how to promote and manage municipal housing assets.
Ultimately, this represents a new contribution by CIDEU, an organization composed of 122 cities and 28 collaborating entities that work together to improve the lives of over 120 million people. They support Ibero-American local governments in applying the culture of strategic urban thinking to achieve more sustainable and inclusive cities.