The Global Commons
#CitiesAreListening The Global Commons Page
This process belongs to Town Hall 2022
This Town Hall is aimed at thinking about the local public services of the future and debate around the new essentials to transform the relationship between society and the global commons starting from the voices of the people.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its related crises have underlined what is essential to our everyday lives and have redefined the notion of what is public and what should be considered as part of the commons. It has never been clearer that basic services such as access to housing, to water and sanitation, to health, to nutritious and sustainable food, and to transport are indispensable to protect the livelihood of our communities. Over the past two years, the importance of access to green public spaces, the right to clean air and a clean environment, digital rights and the right to connectivity, the right to quality time, among others, has risen.
Town Hall :
- Lorena Zarate, Global Platform for the Right to the City
- Aik van Eemeren, Lead Public Tech at CTO, City of Amsterdam, and representative of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights
- Nina Madsen, Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
- Karishma Rajoo, General Manager, ACCORD
- Marcela Villarreal, Director of Partnerships Division, Food and Agriculture
- Thomas George, Global Lead, Urban, UNICEF
- Representatives of the Youth, Feminist and Accessibility Caucuses