Exploring the right to mobility through the 2013 mobilizations in Rio de Janeiro

In this paper the authors explore the unfolding of the right to the city through a focus on urban mobility. They analyse the way urban social movements (USMs), which play a crucial role in shaping the right to the city, frame their struggles in relation to mobility. The authors argue that their use of the concept of the ‘right to mobility’ has two meanings. First, the concept gives USMs a framing discourse to advocate and shape transport policy changes. Second, it enables USMs to bring together different actors with different urban agendas. They base this argument on a study of Rio de Janeiro, a paradigmatic case of mobility-based claims of the right to the city. Looking at the practice of a protest-oriented and a knowledge-oriented USMs that contest the Rio de Janeiro's mobility crisis, they outline an agenda for academics and practitioners willing to work towards the construction of sustainable and just mobilities.


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  • Accession Number: 01669710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2018 2:59PM