— By Alice Junqueira
A lot of people around the world don’t know the international agendas and don’t follow the discussions on the commitments signed by our governments within the United Nations (UN). To help change that a very different coverage of Habitat III was prepared!
We are talking about the Super Urbana project! This is a journalistic coverage, with a youth lens, that started during the YoutHab –the youth pre-conference for Habitat III– and is now checking out all Habitat III’s activities and exploring the landscape of people’s connections with the official programme.
Why are we doing it? Usually, the coverage of international conferences remains very technical and lacks alternative languages to approache and engage population in general, in particular youth.
Also, if we believe that information should be plural and democratic, youth must be represented, in both information sharing and in the media!
Who is Super Urbana? Super Urbana [Super Urban] is a young super heroine who will be interviewing people and checking in with all the discussions of Habitat III, in particular it will focus on three essential challenges that we need to face in our cities and that young people are concerned with: the non-realization of the right to the city; gender racial and ethnic inequality; and climate change!
The urban world is in need of super heroines and super heroes and these super heroes and super heroines are all of us! This is the call to action of Super Urbana.