“The rights nations give, cities easily take away” – Professor Richard Sennett on Occupy, one year on

11 October 2012

One year on, Professor Richard Sennett reflects on the Occupy movements and the nature of public space. What is their legacy? Professor Sennett argues that the movement “dramatised questions about public space — who owns it? who can use it? — and provided some surprising answers”. He argues that the Occupiers not only changed the terms of debate about the current economic crisis, they also challenged urbanists to think about the city in new ways.

You can read the full piece over on the LSE Politics blog.