Right to the 21stC City?

“Local communities need to focus on the political sphere in the city, and they need to push politicians and local governments to work with them. We’re dealing with extremely powerful actors and they are not easy to fight. They are often foreign and they use intermediaries. I think communities should – number one –engage their political institutions. They have to make claims to the city, get mayors and their staff to support this: why should low income or modest middle class people be thrown out of their communities? It cannot just be a question of money. Long-time residents have a right to the city. And then, they have to connect with others communities. It’s going to become a battle. It already is a long, horrible, invisible battle.

read the rest @ http://globalurbanist.com/2014/12/03/saskia-sassen-right-to-the-city

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