Written by Theodoros Karyotis The urban space is the epicentre of social antagonism. At any historical moment, it represents a crystallisation of power relations. While political and economic powers incessantly reform it to better isolate, control and exploit its inhabitants, the latter inevitably seek empowerment through collective mobilisation. After all, this is the […]Read More Moving Beyond the Right to the City: Urban Commoning in Greece
Written by Eeva Berglund and originally published on her blog. COVID changes everything Before COVID19 became a pandemic, I proposed to the Finnish Journal of Urban Studies, the only professional publication in Finland dedicated to urban research and spatial planning, that I write a review for them (in Finnish) of this book. I’m working on it. Here, […]Read More Social Ecology and the Right to the City – Review
Written by 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 of […]Read More Is the Right to the City a Right or a Revolution?
Panel discussion with the contributors to the book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City”, organized by TRISE and Black Rose Books Speakers: Federico Venturini (activist-researcher) Havin Guneser (Kurdish activist, publisher, and translator) Dan Chodorkoff (author, activist, the Institute of Social Ecology) Cities are a major cause of, but also a potential solution for, […]Read More Social Ecology and the Right to the City: From the Middle East to the USA
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
Written by Emet Değirmenci Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci The Limits to Growth was commissioned by the Club of Rome and published in 1972. The cautionary message of the report (Meadows et al., 1972) was intended to signal the need for reforms that would ensure the survival of […]Read More A Critique of The Limits of Growth from a Social Ecology Perspective