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Political, practical and architectural notion of the concept of the right to the city in neighbourhood regeneration

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-64
Number of pages7
JournalNordic Journal of Migration Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2016
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Informed by Henry Lefebvre’s concept of the right to the city, this article discusses the issues of neighbourhood regeneration in two Finnish suburban residential neighbourhoods. The selected neighbourhoods represent relatively poor suburban areas with a high percentage of ethnic minority populations. The intention is to disclose some of the problems and potentials for participatory planning and design practices in these areas – processes that could carry out the ideals of the right to the city in urban regeneration – and to suggest that for this purpose, an interdisciplinary understanding of the relevance of current population changes in urban environment is needed.


  • right to the city, urbanisation in Finland, urban regeneration, spatial differentiation, participatory planning and design

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Field of science, Statistics Finland