I have a new piece that is just out in Policy & Politics, and they have been nice enough to make it available for free during the month of September. What I am trying to do in the piece is give a solid, fairly thorough account of what Lefebvre thought the right to the city meant (using sources beyond the Writings on Cities book), and then tie that idea in with democracy as I understand it. I will paste the abstract below if you’d like more information on the argument. I hope the article is of some interest. You can’t beat the price, at least.
The piece is part of a special issue of Policy & Politics on “reconfiguring the local public realm” (Volume 41, number 3). Big thanks go to Gary Bridge, Alex Marsh and David Sweeting, who edited the issue and organized the conference at Bristol where the papers in the issue were first presented. They have a blog post with more information about the special issue here.