From the interview series held under the Right to City Workshop: DOROTHY FERNANDES

 

Highlights of the video: Working in Patna for the past 21 years on right to shelter, right to livelihood and right to food. According to her, a city is made up of different types of people, it is people who serve the city. A city cannot exists with only one section of population, so the service providers (as for example: the rickshaw pullers, construction workers, vendors etc.) are equally important because they contribute to the economy of the city.
Encroachment is one big problem in the city. Encroachment is caused by big vehicles, buses but it only comes when the poor becomes a soft target because perhaps they have no other capacity to fight it out.
Through the right to city campaign we can bring different sections of the population all together under one umbrella.

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