This October, the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) has released the book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities”. Edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, and Inés Morales, the publication gathers proceedings from a 2017 conference held in Thessaloniki, reuniting activists, scholars, movements and citizens to debate on the need to rebuild our cities along democratic and ecological lines!
Description of the book:
Cities today are increasingly at the forefront of the environmental and social crisis—they are simultaneously a major cause and a potential solution. Across the world, a new wave of urban social movements is rising to fight against corporate control, social exclusion, hostile immigration policies, gender oppression, and ecological devastation. These movements are building economic, social, and political alternatives based on solidarity, equality, and participation. Building on the results from the conference, the book discusses the prospects of radical urban movements; examines the revolutionary potential of the “Right to the City,” and looks at how activists, scholars, and community movements can work together towards an ecological and democratic future.