Declaration on Human Rights Day and the Right to the City

  We, social movements, civil society and local governments’ organizations are committed to social justice through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of all human rights related to habitat, including the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Land and the Right to the City in every region of the world. On 1 October 2018, the day designated […]

Building cities and territories of rights

The Right to the City movement expands and strengthens. From 28 to 31 October, the International Meeting for Equal Cities (EIpCI) was held in Buenos Aires. It was part of the work of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (PGDC), together with national and international members and allies such as the Habitat […]

The Right to the City in Buenos Aires and the World

The Global Platform for the Right to the City was in Buenos Aires with organizations, movements and people, academics and local governments networks committed to territorial social justice on the occasion of the International Meeting for Equal Cities (EipCI). This meeting took place from the 28th to the 31st of October, parallel to the Urban […]

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, […]

Marseille and the Right to the City

A City Center for All The aim of the exchange sessions organised on 2 and 7 June was to apprehend Marseille and its recent transformations through the writings of Henri Lefebvre and a powerful analysis of the Right to the City. The association Un Centre Ville Pour Tous, in collaboration with the associations Dar Lamifa, […]

The philosopher who anticipated May ’68

Henri Lefebvre, despite having made a decisive contribution to how we understand cities today, is an intellectual to whom little justice has been done. Almost three decades ago, on 29 June 1991, the philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre died in the French town of Navarrenx. Lefebvre was a philosopher who accompanied the historical events of […]

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 […]