City, Urbanism, Social Sustainability and the Right to the City

  • Fermín Rodríguez GutiérrezEmail author
Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 15)


This chapter presents an approach to the concept of right to the city by proposing a methodology that assists the equitable city in improving the living conditions of its inhabitants. The issue is addressed by presenting a path of research and support to the territory of Asturias for territorial development that CeCodet (Center of Cooperation and Territorial Development) of the University of Oviedo has worked since the late 1990s. From the initial research and projects regarding the citizens’ use of time in relation to the urban space, to the personal time management difficulties with citizens’ mobility and the consequences in terms of social sustainability, this chapter proposes a new process of research and action research for urban planning that reconsiders the central relationship between civitas and urbs.


Just city Right to the city Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CeCodetUniversity of OviedoMieresSpain

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