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Right to the city : the public transportation justice



Year of publication 2018
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Can we have the right to the city without accessible and fair public transportation? Answering this question is the main goal of author’s investigation. Following Lefebvre’s idea of right to the city, we have to ask how real is the right in a city without accessible and fair public transportation. The phenomenon of public transportation is growing and coming even into countries in which it was not important topic decades ago. With this phenomenon the important question arise: how to design it to be fair and accessible for every citizen of the city, so everyone can truly say – I have to right to the city, when it comes to movement. Author is as well focused on the suburb-center division of the cities and offer a solution of fair designed public transportation which can erase this division and make the city center welcoming all of the city inhabitants, which can (and is) shaping their moral and aesthetic values – as Martens claims: “Accessibility is therefore par excellence a benefit of social cooperation.” Author will slightly focus on the economical point of view – we will propose that even free public transportation can be economically beneficial for the whole city, again following Martens: “The concentration of persons allows the emergence of businesses, shops, hospitals, schools, and so on. Each member of society thus has some share in the production and reproduction of accesibility.”
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