The refugees’ right to the centre of the city: City branding versus city commoning in Athens

@article{Tsavdaroglou2021TheRR,
  title={The refugees’ right to the centre of the city: City branding versus city commoning in Athens},
  author={Charalampos Tsavdaroglou and Maria Kaika},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={59},
  pages={1130 - 1147}
}
Over the years, cities have figured as exemplary places for neoliberal urban policies which tend to appropriate the right to the city through city-branding policies. However, as this article demonstrates, there are important claims of the right to the city raised by newly arrived refugees in the city of Athens. Although most refugees reside in overcrowded state-run camps on the outskirts of the city, there are many cases in which refugees enact the production of collective common spaces… 
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