Human Rights and the City

With the growing number of human rights challenges in planning matters, understanding of human rights among planners is becoming imperative. This article explains the basics of human rights and related legislation, as well as a few new and emerging human rights issues in planning. Based on the case law and existing jurisprudence, it also provides some possible solutions to guard against future challenges.

Download Pages from Plan Canada Summer2017

Download Human Rights and Alberta Municipalities



  • Opinion on the Provisions of Group Homes in the City-wide Zoning By-Law of the City of Toronto – Download Group Homes – Opinion



Agrawal. S. 2020. Human Rights and the City: A View From Canada, Journal of the American Planning Association.

Agrawal. S. 2019. Right to the City: Human Rights and Canadian Cities. Plan Canada. Vol.59 No 01. Pp 209 – 214.

Agrawal. S. 2014. Balancing Municipal Planning with Human rights: A Case Study. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. 23:1. Pp 1-20.