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Monthly Archives: April 2010

In neighborhoods and in the world, fighting for the right to the city, for democracy and urban justice

Preliminary draft for discussion

Transnational corporations, multilateral agencies and their advocates have already foreseen the ideal XXIist century city: it is globalized, tied by flows and hierarchies to the global markets; a city tied to the few who control and rule the markets from their headquarters in the global cities. Conceived and managed as if it was a corporation, this city sails in the global competitive seas and its governance mirrors the corporative management: marketing, competitiveness, pragmatism, flexibility and decision-making processes centralization should be the virtues of urban government. Read More »