Managing Territories, Cities, and the Rural World
FASE’s Commitment to a Sustainable and Democratic Amazonia
Securing Common Property in a Globalizing World
Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
Thirty years of Habitat I: no more neoliberal model of cities!
“Guadalajara Declaration on the future of the city”. A Proposal
Rural Areas and World Governance
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Take Back the Land!
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
The Commons, the State and Transformative Politics
Another System of International Relations
Basic Food Income: Option or Obligation?
The World March of Women Third International Action
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Declaration of Nyéléni
Global Calling-for-help Center
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
3rd Dialogue Meeting between civil societies from China, Europe and South America
Proposal Papers for the Rio+20 Peoples Summit
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
"Negative Growth": Rebirth of a Revolutionary Concept
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Civil Society Politics Manifesto
Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
Marrakech Process for the Protection and Promotion of All Human Rights of Migrants and Persons in Transnational Mobility
The Great Together
Conceptualising Global Democracy
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Statement No. 1
Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for the People
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
This book is a response to the hope and to the call to unite under the Right to the City banner, giving the floor to a wide range of actors fighting for this right. The wide variety of views, discourses, cultures, and experiences are the guiding themes of this publication.Different ideas are articulated and their differences converged toward the same goal: the right to the city as a banner of the struggle against neoliberalism. This is not an ideological abstraction. What is presented are the effects felt by city dwellers in their daily life, including: lack of access to land and services; insecurity of tenure; evictions for numerous reasons including privatization, property speculation, mega-projects and mega-events; power abuse and trafficking; the deregulation of public spaces; and urban planning in the interests of the few.
The book raises the idea of appropriating the right to the city as a political proposal
for change and as an alternative to urban living conditions created by capitalist
policies, which today are neoliberal. According to Purcell, “Lefebvre’s right to
the city involves the radical reinvention of social relations of capitalism and the
spatial structure of the city.”
This is why Lefebvre stated that “the right to the
city cannot be conceived as the simple right to visit or return to traditional cities.
It can only be formulated as a right to urban, transformed, renewed life.”
This reformulation of urban life offers more equity, where the majority of
dwellers achieve happiness and solidarity, generating and redistributing
the benefits of the city for all. We are aware of the challenges of this particular
aspiration to social justice. Some call it wishful thinking or illusion. We call it
indispensable Utopia for another world to be possible.