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This article investigates the relationship between transformation of cities and the right to the city. To be able to do this, the problems that are created by contemporary urbanization such as social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation are discussed in the first part. After that, with a special focus on the period starting with industrial revolution up until today, the article explains economic and political motivations behind urban transformation. This part emphasizes how urban change under different forms of capitalism creates and deepens social inequalities in cities. Final part of this article will be a discussion on the right to the city, and its relation to these urban issues. JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY URBAN AFFAIRS (2020), 4(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2020.v4n1-1 www.ijcua.com

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This article investigates the relationship between transformation of cities and the right to the city. To be able to do this, the problems that are created by contemporary urbanization such as social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation are discussed in the first part. After that, with a special focus on the period starting with industrial revolution up until today, the article explains economic and political motivations behind urban transformation. This part emphasizes how urban change under different forms of capitalism creates and deepens social inequalities in cities. Final part of this article will be a discussion on the right to the city, and its relation to these urban issues. JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY URBAN AFFAIRS (2020), 4(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2020.v4n1-1 www.ijcua.com

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This article investigates the relationship between transformation of cities and the right to the city. To be able to do this, the problems that are created by contemporary urbanization such as social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation are discussed in the first part. After that, with a special focus on the period starting with industrial revolution up until today, the article explains economic and political motivations behind urban transformation. This part emphasizes how urban change under different forms of capitalism creates and deepens social inequalities in cities. Final part of this article will be a discussion on the right to the city, and its relation to these urban issues. JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY URBAN AFFAIRS (2020), 4(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2020.v4n1-1 www.ijcua.com

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