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FEARLESS CITIES: NORTH AMERICA REGIONAL MUNICIPALIST SUMMIT
July 28, 2018 - New York City

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr pageThis year marks the 50th anniversary of Henri Lefebvre’s famous manifesto “The Right to the City.” Published in the aftermath of the 1968 May-June protests in Paris, the term “Right to the City” has since been used as a rallying call for affordable housing, expanded notions of citizenship and accessible public spaces. In this workshop we will discuss the “Right to the City” through the lens of insurgent local electoral campaigns, community land trusts, and the development of organizing through local, national, and international networks.

50 Years After Henri Lefebvre: The Right to the City, Then and Now
Saturday, July 28
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
20 Cooper Square, New York University
4th Floor Conference Room

Speakers:
Derrick O’Keefe, Candidate for Vancouver City Council
Mia Charlene White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The New School
Malcolm Torrejón Chu, Communications Strategist, Right to the City Alliance
Kazembe Balagun, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office

This panel is part of the Fearless Cities: North America Regional Municipalist Summit. For more information, check out: fearlesscities.nyc.

Related publications: The City Series

Rethinking the Smart City: Democratizing Urban Technology
By Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria

Municipalism in Spain: From Barcelona to Madrid, and Beyond
By Vicente Rubio-Pueyo – December 2017

Take the Ports! Contesting Power in Global South Export Hubs
By Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixui Bai – March 2016

The Global Crisis of Displacement and Evictions: A Housing and Land Rights Response
By Miloon Kothari – December 2015

Austerity Urbanism: The Neoliberal Crisis of American Cities
By Jamie Peck – May 2015

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