That’s the question that was lurking about my brain yesterday while I pottered in the garden. Progressives do have a problem here; I think that many of us buy into the notion that access is a right. But most also support labor in their quest to secure good wages and job benefits, and to maintain those over time. I have trouble with rights to the city as a concept. Positive rights strike me as difficult to forge and sustain a consensus around, and without a social and political consensus about rights, and/or a legal basis for them.
It’s a puzzle.