Written by TRISE member Magali Fricaudet From a catastrophist point of view, we could probably say that the unprecedented rate of urbanization that the world is currently experiencing is a realization of the more destructive tendencies of capitalism, where life is at serious stake. Indeed, urbanization seems to have no end, as the ideology […]Read More Is the Right to the City a Right or a Revolution?
Written by TRISE member Mike Small. Originally published in Bella Caledonia Transforming our cities could be the pathway to a Post-Covid world Sorry to bring doom to the doom but the sequence is this: public health disaster, shambolic elite failure, peak coronavirus, then the long reveal of the consequences. There’s bound to be […]Read More Cities of Tomorrow
Originally published at https://ada2019.barcelona/ca/international-endorsement-letter To the people of Barcelona, We’re living in times of great uncertainty. Across the world, inequalities are deepening, the far right is attacking the foundations of our democracy, and climate change is threatening life itself. But against this backdrop, you can be proud that Barcelona has become a beacon […]Read More International endorsement letter for Barcelona En Comú
Written by Marcin Gerwin 1.Random selection of participants All members of a citizens’ assembly are selected by lot. Ideally, every member of the population eligible to take part in a citizens’ assembly should be able to potentially receive invitation to participate. 2.Demographic representation The composition of a citizens’ assembly should broadly match the demographic […]Read More Basic Standards for Organizing Citizens’ Assemblies
Written by Marcin Gerwin. The following post is Chapter 1 of his new publication Citizen Assemblies: Guide to Democracy that Works. Imagine a group of people of different ages who meet in order to settle some matter important for a city, a country or for the European Union. This group was not selected through elections […]Read More Citizens’ Assemblies: Democracy that Works
Written by Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. Originally published as a brochure by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung The 2017 Catalan independence referendum has been called “undemocratic,” a “power grab,” and even a “coup d’état” in international media. No matter the specific terminology, the referendum as well as the dispute over its democratic legitimacy indicate that Spanish political culture […]Read More Municipalism in Spain: From Barcelona to Madrid, and Beyond