This is an important one.
— Occupy Goes Home. If we can bail out the banks, we should be able to bail out the people. Yes? That’s the point.
the indirect nature of liberal-democratic enfranchisement in which the voice of citizens is ﬁltered through the institutions of the state, the right to the city would see inhabitants contribute directly to all decisions that produce urban space in their city."
Excavating Lefebvre: The right to the city and its urban politics of the inhabitation. “Urban space” being defined as:
Lefebvre’s idea of space includes what he calls perceived space, conceived space, and lived space … Lived space is the complex combination of perceived and conceived space. It represents a person’s actual experience of space in everyday life. Lived space is not just a passive stage on which social life unfolds, but represents a constituent element of social life.
— One more from “The Right to the City.”