Monthly Archives: Tuesday October 30th, 2018


The exercise of Rights

A vision from urbanism and territorial planning The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 50th anniversary of the publication of Henri Lefebvre’s “The Right to the City” seemed to us, for the magazine Crítica Urbana, an appropriate framework to reflect and present today’s experiences related to the defense of rights, […]




The Right to the City to Debate in Xalapa, Veracruz

Luis Fernando Granados (organizer) and Hipólito Rodríguez (mayor of Xalapa) at the closing of the event On August 28, 2018, in the city of Xalapa, Mexico, the colloquium entitled The Right to the City: Half a Century of a Revolutionary Idea was held. The initiative was coordinated by an academic group called Espacio, Territorio, Cultura […]





The Right to the City: What prospects fifty years after Henri Lefebvre’s eponymous book?

From April 4 to 5 the Committee organized – in co-partnership with several local organizations and the laboratory “la Ville en Commun” – the conference “Henri Lefebvre’s Right to the City”. On this occasion, researchers, former students of Henri Lefebvre, urban planners, architects, civil society representatives and local authorities discussed around the legacy and challenges […]


The City Understood as a Common Good, an Emerging Pillar of the Right to the City

  1. The Evolution of Human Rights for the Right to the City 1.1. The Concept of Urban Rights in the Popular Amendment on Urban Reform The concept of urban rights was included as a core element of the Urban Reform’s thinking which emerged during Brazil’s process of re-democratization. In particular, it was present at […]