The metropolitan construction of the right to the city: towards innovative governance models

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Ricard Gomà, Director, Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies

Could the “right to the city” be the 21st century heir of the civilisational project the welfare state forged in the 20th? Can the new democratic municipalism become the main agent of its construction? The first section of this chapter is organised around these two questions. Subsequently, some reflections will be given on the metropolitan scale – where the main dimensions of the right to the city are settled today – and on the challenges of governing it in an innovative way.