Analysing city dynamics is particularly insightful because it encapsulates larger processes of economic and political change, with urban struggles serving as “detectors of the critical issues and conflicts of our time” (Jacobsson 2015, p. 12). We focus on one such struggle, Pravo na grad [Right to the City] protest movement in Croatia, which started in the country’s capital Zagreb in mid-2006. Putting Harvey’s (2008, p. 23) claim that the Right to the City “is a right to change ourselves by changing the city” into action, the protest movement grew into the main source of opposition to neoliberal city transformations, subsequently moving the target of its contention to the national level, as well as supporting similar urban initiatives in Croatia and the region.
Full reference: Dolenec, Danijela, Doolan, Karin & Tomašević, Tomislav (2017) Contesting Neoliberal Urbanism on the European Semi-Periphery: the Right to the City Movement in Croatia, Europe Asia Studies (accepted for publication).
Authors: Danijela Dolenec, Karin Doolan, Tomislav Tomašević