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Do people have a right to the city

Do people have a right to the city? Do longtime residents and businesses have a right to remain where they are?  If so, how should local governments, urban planners, and other decision-makers ensure these rights are maintained?

I believe that people do have the right to the city because they live there. They are raising families there. They vote and have human rights to the city. Long time residents and businesses also have the right to remain where they are because they are serving the community for many years, they pay rent, and they spread diversity and culture through out the city, bringing people together. Local governments, urban planners and other decision makers should ensure that these rights are maintained by giving residents and business owners a chance to move else where. Finding them a space to relocate and to ensure that everyone in the community knows about it