Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781551647678 Will Publish October 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9781551647692 Will Publish October 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom

Advancing Urban Rights

Equality and Diversity in the City

Edited by Eva Garcia-Checua and Lorenzo Vidal

Advancing Urban Rights

Edited by Eva Garcia-Checua and Lorenzo Vidal

Distributed for Black Rose Books

250 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9781551647678 Will Publish October 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9781551647692 Will Publish October 2020 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
How can the set of rights that underpin the notion of the “right to the city” be advanced? In seeking answers to this question over several decades, social mobilizations have been assembled and new political and legal frameworks promoted. New interpretations and political articulations of the right to the city, especially those that have emerged since the end of the 2000s, encourage us to view it through the lens of identity politics. They propose that attention should be given to the diversity of the social groups that live in urban environments, whose voice and agency must be recognized in the construction of the city in the interests of equality and social justice.

Addressing these issues not only involves recognizing and valuing the subjects that have historically been marginalized in the construction of urban space, both physical and symbolic. It also means bearing in mind that the city materializes and is experienced in a different way by the different groups that inhabit it through their practices, uses of it and, in short, how their daily life takes shape. Advancing Urban Rights will help both concerned citizens and policy makers identify and analyze redistribution and recognition policies, institutional change, and social production of the city in an increasingly urban world.
Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
INTRODUCTION
Eva Garcia-Chueca and Lorenzo Vidal

THE RIGHT TO THE CITY AS A RIGHT TO DIFFERENCE

Michele Grigolo
Understanding the right to the city as the right to difference

Jordi Borja
The right to the city: from the street to globalisation

FOSTERING EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AT LOCAL LEVEL

JoAnn Kamuf Ward
Human rights as a means to advance equity and embrace difference: lessons from US cities

Thomas Angotti
Diverse cities: the legacy of colonialism and persistence of racism in New York City

Jaime Morales
Innovation and hope: the right to the city in Mexico City’s new government (2018–2024)

Shams Asadi
From the Vienna Charter for neighbourly relations to Vienna as a City of Human Rights

Enrique López
Madrid City Council’s Strategic Human Rights Plan: lessons learned (2015–2019)

Haleemah Alamoush
Amman, a welcoming city for migrants and refugees

Soo A Kim
Policies, tools and mechanisms to build a human rights city: the experience of Gwangju

Jordi Baltà
Cultural policies, the right to the city and the right to difference: reflections on the Agenda 21 for culture

BOTTOM-UP CITY-MAKING

Alexandre Apsan Frediani
The “right to the city” as an ethos of engagement: lessons from civil society experiences in the Global South

Irene Escorihuela
Promoting the right to the city from below: experiences of co-creation in Europe

METROPOLITAN AND MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS

Ricard Gomà
The metropolitan construction of the right to the city:towards innovative governance models

Antonio Aniesa
Polycentrism and the right to the city in metropolitan areas

Fernando Carrión
The right to the city and multilevel governance in Latin America
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