Right to the City Brisbane

Right to the City Brisbane was formed by a group of Brisbane residents united by the broad ideals encompassed by the term 'Right to the City'. For us the concept of ‘a right to the city” is a working slogan as well as a political ideal. It encompasses relatively small endeavours like community gardens and picnics to questions over social housing and community controlled urban planning. 

harvey-david-200.jpg"The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably depends upon the exercise of a collective power to reshape the processes of urbanisation.

The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights."
- David Harvey


home-128.png Affordable Housing

The right to housing that is appropriate for the needs of a range of very low to moderate income households and meet other basic living costs. 

home-128.png Sustainable Planning

The right to plans that achieve goals that meet the needs of the present and future generations.

home-128.png Green Space

The right to public and green space within our communities that is reasonable for the population now and in the future.

home-128.png Democracy and Participation

The right of community control and decision making over the planning and governance of the cities where we live and work.

home-128.png Economic Justice

The right of working class communities of colour, women, queer and transgender people to an economy that serves their interests.

home-128.png Indigenous Justice

The right of First Nation indigenous people to their ancestral lands that have historical or spiritual significance, regardless of state borders.

home-128.png Environmental Justice

The right to sustainable and healthy neighbourhoods & workplaces, healing, quality health care, and reparations for the legacy of toxic abuses from corporations.

home-128.png Services and Community Institutions

The right of working class communities of colour to transportation, infrastructure and services that reflect and support their cultural and social integrity.

home-128.png Culture, music and Art

The right to express our culture, music and art freely within our communities within both public spaces for all to enjoy and dedicated spaces.


Everyone has a right to the city