As a central part of the All Town Halls session that took place within the context of the 2022 UCLG Retreat, the Global Platform for the Right to the City and the other leading organizations presented a headline from the future and an image accompanying this headline. The idea was to allow ourselves to co-create from a bold and futuristic perspective. So, after some initial challenges, in 2042 the Town Hall’s proposals and radical thinking have a crucial impact on the world in ways we’d never even imagined!
The commons consolidated as strategies for fostering more just, democratic and sustainable cities and territories for all
Working together, grassroots organizations and progressive local governments have broadened the public sphere and showed the transformative power of community partnerships
Maputo arrives at full food sovereignty with zero hunger and food waste, through local sustainable agriculture nurtured by Indigeneous knowledges and practices
London: homelessness, evictions and housing precarity are features of the past thank to bold and long-term collaborations on collective land and housing alternatives
Democratic practices expanded through a dynamic combination of diverse neighborhood councils, wide digital participation and gender-balanced representation at city institutions: lessons from Jakarta.
Illustration by Huang Luoyao (Fuzhou) one of the winners of the “Metropolis Through Childrens Eyes” initiative
“This is a city that has evolved from different times. It is introduced from a front perspective: I am at the centre of the picture to witness the changes of the city; my right eye is the city I imagine in ancient times, and my left eye sees the modern city. Behind me is how I imagine the future city: buildings are composed of irregular shapes, the main means of transport is solar-powered flying buses, there are special taxiing tracks, the transportation is very convenient”