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La Rapporteuse de L'ONU en Algérie pour une enquête sur le logement

Invitée par le gouvernement algérien, Raquel Rolnik, la rapporteuse spéciale des Nations unies sur le logement convenable se rendra en Algérie du 9 au 19 juillet prochain pour une visite de dix jours. Côté associations, la Rapporteuse devra rencontrer le Comité SOS expulsion, créé sous l’égide de la Ligue algérienne de la défense des droits de l’homme (Laddh)

New Satellite Pictures of China's Ghost Cities

China plans to build 20 cities a year for the next 20 years. The unacknowledged problem is finding buyers for those hundreds of millions of new homes. "It's like walking into a forest of skyscrapers, but they're all empty," he said of Chenggong.

Record number of children displaced by West Bank demolitions

- UNRWA announces record high figures relating to West Bank demolitions - Launches new web initiative to document demolitions

Video: Españistán, de la Burbuja Inmobiliaria a la Crisis

El fenómeno de la burbuja inmobiliaria es producto de una gran cantidad de factores políticos y sociales, nacionales e internacionales, que se suceden y se entrecruzan en una maraña harto compleja. Mi ánimo fue el ejercer de puente entre la información que publican los periódicos económicos y el ciudadano medio. Lo que intenté conseguir a toda costa fue ofrecer una visión de la década 1998-2008 que dejara claro que todos los sectores sociales del país tuvieron un papel fundamental en la inercia colectiva que nos llevó directos al desastre, aun cuando se podría haber evitado.

Haiti, Vows to Destroy All Refugee Camps, Launches Violent Campaign

Throughout the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince, police and bulldozers smashed earthquake survivors' tent homes and all their possessions (May 2011, Ben Depp, www.bendepp.com) On May 23 and 25, police in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince destroyed camps which sheltered people who were otherwise homeless since the earthquake. Police and other municipal workers beat and arrested residents, and physically threatened the lives of a human rights lawyer and an advocate who had come to investigate. The mayor of Delmas announced that this is part of a new campaign to evict internally displaced persons [IDPs] from public spaces.But the protest over illegal evictions grows.

UK, Councillors vote to evict travellers from Dale Farm

We won't go, No pasaran, Zero Eviction at Dale Farm, UK (April 2011) Travellers and Romany people from across Europe have protested against the planned evictions. Travellers and Romany people will be forcibly removed from an illegal site in Essex if they do not leave voluntarily, councillors have decided. Basildon council's development control and traffic management committee voted to take direct action at Dale Farm, between Billericay and Basildon. The committee also voted to take out an injunction and take similar action at The Paddocks near Wickford.

Zimbabwe, Chiadzwa families forced to move by brutal soldiers

The remaining families in the diamond rich Chiadzwa area have been forced to leave their homes, after soldiers launched a brutal eviction process over the weekend.

Wikileaks: Military Operation to displace thousands in Zimbabwe to establish control over the diamond fields

The reddish-coloured diamonds of Marange in Zimbabwe 1. (SBU) In mid-January, a local chief in the diamond rich and violence-ridden XXXXXXXXXXXX informed us of the Zimbabwean military's intention to displace as many as 25,000 villagers from their homes XXXXXXXXXXXX. The military operation is intended to establish control over the diamond fields as well as to provide village-based housing to troops. The plan was temporarily delayed due to the discovery of gold ore in the region where the villagers were to be relocated.

Philippines, Demolitions and forced evictions in Laperal, Makati, appear to constitute breaches of international law

Informal settlers clash with police and demolition team who were taking part in relocation efforts for residents of Laperal compound in Makati City Metro (April 27 2011) The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) strongly condemns the violence that marred recent attempts to demolish the homes of about 1,000 families situated within the Laperal Compound of Makati City, Manila, on 28th April, 2011. The demolitions were ordered by the Mayor of Makati after the Makati City Government classified the informal settlement a danger zone following a fire that occurred in the area 8 days previously. Residents who attempted to resist the demolitions were met with force. The practice of forced eviction constitutes a gross violation of human rights, in particular the right to adequate housing. COHRE is deeply concerned about reports that State officials and the police may be responsible for such serious human rights abuses.

Buenos Aires.Informe: Una sociedad excluyente y una ciudad desbordada.La Agenda Metropolitana y un debate impostergable

En la Buenos Aires Metropolitana (BAM), a partir del ultimo tercio del siglo XX, se está produciendo una de las peores situaciones socioterritoriales de su historia: 1) una mayor polarización en términos sociales (si bien en la última década crece el sistema productivo, no ha mejorado en igual medida en términos de distribución) y 2) una oferta de bienes y servicios urbanos fuertemente segmentada . Esto ha generado que a partir de la caída del modelo sustitutivo de exportaciones, a fines de los ´60, vienen creciendo ostensiblemente los niveles de la desigualdad en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, cabecera metropolitana (Abba, A. P., Furlong, L., Laborda, M. y Susini, S., 2011).