The Right to the City is the collective right to live with dignity in our cities. It is a universal right that includes all people without discrimination of gender, age, health conditions, income, nationality, ethnicity, migratory condition, political, religious or sexual orientation.
The Right to the City encompasses the quality of life both within the city and in its rural surroundings and is an interdependent right, which requires that all people have real, effective, and equal access to all civil, political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights, based on the principles of sustainability, democracy, equity, and social justice.
Exercising the right to the city means focusing on the capacity of the people who live there to transform it, understanding the city as a collective space that belongs to all its inhabitants. It reinforces the idea of active participation of its inhabitants and requires governments to guarantee the promotion, respect, defense, and realization of all human rights.