Issues at stake which will be expressed relate to safety, protection and access to services among this vulnerable class of people. The increase in community protests and violence among the poor urban householders are indicators of poor wellbeing, exclusion, weak governance and overall failure to address this growing gap. The gap is, can there a space reintegration for the pro-urban poor? If this now the case, exploring the case study experiences to the contestations that surrounds the inability of the city poor to be considered inclusive is going to be expressed and expanded upon. The argument is that the city is not sensitive to gender issues especially those that relate to sexual abuse of women both in public and private spaces. Examples of such are issues of rape, and urban insecurity among South African women, advocacy for inclusive education for people living with disability and urban mobility for the aged. This acknowledgement by the governments calls for interrogation of inclusivity of vulnerable groups across the globe. The same vulnerability expresses its self in the increasing migrant homeless and fear of city crime by foreign migrant in cities. Issues around “Afro-phobia and Xenophobia are common dimensions of migrant exclusion. The gap here is not the city constructs that emerge among the vulnerable migrant, aged, women and children class toward the making of an inclusive cities. This remains key as cities remains place of economic activities and livelihood for all.  Therefore, this symposium room is aimed at providing a point of entry into interrogating urban inclusion and wellbeing is the vulnerable group.

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