ANOTHER CITY IS POSSIBLE - ALTERNATIVES TO THE CITY AS A COMMODITY
Cabannes Yves e Delgado Cecília (Coordenadores e autores)
In cities and neighbourhoods throughout the world, citizens and communities are resisting, organizing themselves and generating alternatives to challenge an imposed urbanization model based solely on market rules that systematically generates social and economic exclusion. These alternatives mitigate the negative impacts of a crisis, sometimes referred to as “3F” (Food, Fuel and Finance). Over the next years six dossiers will be published as part of the collection: Another city is possible! Alternatives to the city as a commodity. The dossiers will introduce some of these alternatives and their actors and also include written and visual resources for those who want to know more and become involved. These are far from
exhaustive accounts of the alternative ways that people are building “other possible and liveable cities”, realising Utopian ideals envisioned through the World Social Forum. However, each one of the alternatives listed below corresponds, in our opinion, to the most promising ways to reclaim the “Right to the City”.