Publication: New roles for Administrations, Planners and Citizens in the Self-organization view
In contemporary debate about citizens self-organization it emerge the ambiguous role of practices, and policies in response. These can create a new way to intending the city trough the creation of new institutions, or commodifies and privatize social services. Some of these practices can be de facto an enclosure to a close community of people, while others can provide public services as or more effective than the institutional ones (Cellamare, 2012). Using the category of spatial justice as a framework to read the practices of self-organization and the policies linked with them can provide some tools. Spatial justice can provide some questions regarding openness and fairness (Soja, 2010; Falco, 1978). About the right to the city, it is possible to use it as a category for trying to understand how citizens are involved in the design of the city as a whole (Lefebvre, 1968; Harvey, 2012). Both of them can generate a number of singles groups of citizens and singles spaces or can create synergies with effects among every part of the city. Citizens self-organization left some questions un-answered: about the role of public administration, especially if practices step over legal / illegal border and recall the concept of justice.
citizens self-organization, spatial justice, right to the city, new institutions