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In March 1968 Henri Lefebvre published The Right to the City. Lefebvre was the first and one of the few who dared herald the end of the industrial town, with the development of its outskirts and suburbs, and the advent of the Urban. Lefebvre saw in the creation of this urban society new hope for the development of more favourable conditions for humanity.
Mass Market Paperback, 281 pages
Published June 5th 1971 by Points (first published January 1st 1968)
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Shreedhar Manek
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Boy, oh boy!

After reading Lefebvre's Right to the City, my brain has opened a little bit. The difficulty of the reading itself, coupled with all the infinite ideas that Lefebvre has dumped in the short ~120 pages truly feels like an achievement when the reader is done.

Lefebvre was Marxist in his ideas and that is starkly visible in his writing. The emphasis he puts on workers and their claim to their own rights, and his critique of ghettoization are great ideas, with great examples and a
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Recommends it for: Anyone who works or studies Urban Planning and Architecture
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In Le Droit à la Ville, Henri Lefebvre states that everyone has a right to the city, that is, a right to live and enjoy the urban life of the cities.

The city is not an equal place to everyone: those that can afford to live in the city are presented with an urban rhythm and closeness to markets, offices and cultural places. Those that cannot afford to live in the city are pushed back to the dormitory suburbs, which have very limited resources. This idea is deeply explored in the book, as t
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Εξαιρετικά πυκνό σε νοήματα βιβλίο που πρέπει να έχει στο νου του ένας αρχιτέκτονας ή πολεοδόμος.
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Henri Lefebvre was a French sociologist, Marxist intellectual, and philosopher, best known for his work on dialectics, Marxism, everyday life, cities, and (social) space. He coined the slogan "the right to the city".