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!
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
Statement No. 1
Civil Society Politics Manifesto
Nairobi World Parliamentary Forum Resolution
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Net Neutrality as Global Principle for Internet Governance
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
What Europe does the world need?
Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
Raising International Climate Finance
Non-state Actors and World Governance
Moving Closer toward an International Standard on Corporate Social Responsibility
Dictionary of World Power
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
World Protests 2006-2013
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
For a World Citizen Movement
2015 : A turning point to face the climate challenge, exorcise fear and counter the logic of war.
Marrakech Process for the Protection and Promotion of All Human Rights of Migrants and Persons in Transnational Mobility
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Conceptualising Global Democracy
The One Party Planet
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.