Tag: Right to City

  • Local Roads to Austerity: Neoliberal Urbanism in Canada

    The ‘urban question’, as it came to be called in the 1970s, is now a central focus of academic study, state planning and political struggle alike. Keep reading »

  • Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

    Toronto – 1 June 2017 This panel invites Toronto labour leadership to respond to a comparative book on labour strategy and political action in Toronto and New York City, titled Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change (Cornell ILR Press, Spring 2017). The book discusses how local unions in four sectors (hospitality, film, green energy … Watch video »

  • Whose Right to the City?

    Toronto — 18 March 2016. Earlier this year, the journal Alternate Routes organized a conference on the theme “Sub/Urbanizing Austerity: Impacts and Alternatives.” The following presentation is from panel four of the conference: “Whose Right to the City?” Moderated by Carlo Fanelli. Presentations by: Jeff Noonan and Josephine Watson, University of Windsor: “Against ‘Housing’: Homes … Watch video »

  • Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    João Tonucci and André Veloso interviewed by Stefan Kipfer The current conflagration of the Dilma Rousseff government notwithstanding, Brazil has been an inspiring source of debate for the global left over the last generation. This has been true for a range of initiatives, including the rise of the Workers’ Party (PT) in the 1980s, municipal socialist … Keep reading »

  • Free Transit and Movement Building

    The demonstrations surrounding the G20 summit in Toronto unfolded more or less as scripted. The state spent obscene amounts of public money to install security cameras in Toronto’s streets, build an enormous fence, and augment the capacities of the local, provincial, and national police forces, both logistically and legally. Demonstrators marched peacefully along a designated … Keep reading »

  • What Emergency? An Assessment of Toronto’s 2008 Transit Strike

    Last weekend’s two-day transit strike in Toronto raises anew and in starker terms two issues of longstanding concern to the labour movement in this city and throughout the province. First, the unprecedented rapidity with which the city sought back-to-work legislation, and the similarly expeditious and unanimous passage of this legislation by all parties of the … Keep reading »