“Socio-spatial inequality and local educational action in the construction of caring cities”
Read the IAEC contribution to the VI Gold Report!
The sixth edition of the GOLD report “Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality: Addressing inequalities through local transformation strategies” is jointly produced by UCLG and KNOW, and commissioned by the IAEC.
The increase in social inequality and the new forms of exclusion and expulsion in cities are increasingly forcing public care policies to be based on the ethics of care. The forms of social isolation and poverty and the attention to the multiple needs of the reproduction of life call for a policy based on a paradigm that prioritises welfare and sustainability.
Local governments play a key role in this field, due to their strategic position of proximity and knowledge of community needs. In this challenge, citizenship education is a cornerstone of the development of a strategy that fosters care and prevents social isolation while educating future generations in new values and priorities in order to guarantee social equity.
This report identifies five challenges for local political action which use education to respond to the needs derived from the inequality and social fragmentation that characterise 21st-century cities.
It concludes with a set of recommendations arising from the reflections made for each of the five challenges.
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