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50 years after the Right to the City of Henri Lefebvre

Edited on

24 June 2019

Right to the City is one of the hot topics this year, due to the renewed interest in the concept by the Occupy and the Commons movements and the 50 years anniversary of May 1968.
URBACT is partner of a research and reflection colloquium on 4 and 5 April 2018 on the Right to the City in Paris.

The colloquium will look at the importance and the actuality of the Right to the city concept in the fields of philosophy, urban planning and sociology, as well at its existing and potential implications on urban policies and social practices.
The colloquium (in French) is organized by the laboratory of ideas "the City in Common" (la ville en commun) and the critical journal of urbanism "Tous Urbains" and Paris School of Urbanism.

Among the participants is Laura Colini, URBACT Expert, who will moderate a workshop on Rights to the City and International migrations.

Speakers and participants also include key figures of urban research such as:


The Right to the city is of interest as much to those who discovered the concept in its original context of 1970’s and to the youngest generation from Athens to Lisbon, for instance in these two gatherings: