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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!
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
Can Democracy Survive Interdependence?
The State of the Right to Education Worldwide: Free or Fee
Foundations for Biocivilization
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
Global Calling-for-help Center
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Governance for Sustainability
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Dictionary of World Power
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
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
The World March of Women Third International Action
When Dreams Come True
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
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
Statement No. 1
Conceptualising Global Democracy
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for the People
The One Party Planet
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
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.