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Enshrining the 'Right to the City' Concept in National Law: a Сritical Аnalysis of Brazilian Experience

Student: Anastasia Podkolzina

Supervisor: Ivan Medvedev

Faculty: Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism

Educational Programme: Urban Development and Spatial Planning (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2017

The purpose of this research is to estimate the modern interpretation of the ‘Right to the City’ concept. The idea contains different rights of citizens, which should be guaranteed by the government. The legalisation of these rights is the first step for enshrining the concept. The main text for the research is ‘The City Statute’ which includes the new tools for assuring the Right to the City in Brazil. The international experience is studied by international agencies and international documents as United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights and World Charter for the Right to the City. Besides the formal confirmation of legal rights, the maintenance by public authorities and local governments, that is studied as in the cases of several cities.

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