Fighting urban inequalities

This series of webinars focused in raising awareness to local authorities about the impacts of inequality in daily-basis urban life. Moreover, it explored the causes and consequences of urban inequalities and gave possible public policies to fight and reduce inequalities from the municipality and the different levels of government. 

  • Rashid Seedat, Head of Planning of the Gauteng Provincial Government
  • Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary General
  • Gemma Pinyol, head of migration policies and diversity at Instrategies
  • Pere Almeda’s, professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona and Director of Catalunya’s Center for Contemporary Studies
  • Paula Casal, professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and ICREA researcher (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies)
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Equity, health and care
Public space and Housing
Related alliances
  • cities tend to be more unequal than countries
  • inequality is highest within large cities, with large disparities in income from one area of a city to another
  • local inequality is on the increase in nearly all countries, where the economic growth benefits the top 1% earners