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.
"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
THE RIGHT TO THE CITY LANDSCAPE
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.
The right to plans that achieve goals that meet the needs of the present and future generations.
The right to public and green space within our communities that is reasonable for the population now and in the future.
The right of community control and decision making over the planning and governance of the cities where we live and work.
The right of working class communities of colour, women, queer and transgender people to an economy that serves their interests.
The right of First Nation indigenous people to their ancestral lands that have historical or spiritual significance, regardless of state borders.
The right to sustainable and healthy neighbourhoods & workplaces, healing, quality health care, and reparations for the legacy of toxic abuses from corporations.
The right of working class communities of colour to transportation, infrastructure and services that reflect and support their cultural and social integrity.
The right to express our culture, music and art freely within our communities within both public spaces for all to enjoy and dedicated spaces.