Nº 18 December 2020

ISSN: 2173-8254

The Right to the City and the international scale: The dialectical relationship between the local and the global

Author/s: Pablo Slavin

The article introduces the legal dimension to the analysis of global and local processes and puts the Right to the City in the foreground. In this sense, it is understood that the city, as the center of social and political life, is a human creation, the result of a long process of evolution that began with the so-called ancient city, passing through the feudal city, until reaching the current city capitalist. Currently, when more than 50% of the world's population lives in cities, a proportion that rises to 75% in Latin America, reaching 92% in Argentina, how territorial planning is carried out acquires a much greater importance than in times previous. In this way, the objective of the work is to analyze the form that the capitalist city in which we live has adopted, its current situation, and some alternative construction strategies that seek to articulate the local scale with the global, this from assuming the right to the city as an achievable utopia.