Porque, las comunidades cerradas, los desarrollos cercados, y los ‘cotos’, amenazan a las ciudades democráticas. Esto es Sudafrica, pero podria ser Mexico.
How gated communities keep insiders in, outsiders out, and leave the national project on the back foot. Christina Culwick at Urban Africa reports.
by Christina Culwick at Urban Africa
Recently I tried to drive through a gated section of Westcliff, an affluent suburb in Johannesburg, to avoid traffic, only to be stopped by the guard at the boom and informed that I was not permitted to go through. I insisted that I had every right to enter, since it was a public road so I couldn’t legally be prevented from entering. The guard was not convinced. I went on to claim my right to freedom of movement and he maintained his position to restrict it. Our back and forth continued – neither party budging, and both getting more indignant. Eventually I stormed out of my car, lifted the boom myself and was instructed by another guard to “Just go”.