Right to the city

The right to the city is an idea and a slogan first proposed by Henri Lefebvre in his 1968 book Le Droit à la Ville.[1][2] This idea has been taken up more recently by social movements, thinkers, and certain progressive local authorities as a call to action to reclaim the city as a co-created space: a place for life detached from the growing effects that commodification and capitalism are proposed to have had over social interaction and the rise of posited spatial inequalities in worldwide cities throughout the last two centuries.[3]

Leszek Kolakowski and Henri Lefebvre in 1971
Poor children from a demolished construction workers' slum look at their well-to-do neighbours in Hyderabad

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