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About Bertie Russell

Bertie Russell is a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield's Urban Institute and a member of Plan C. He tweets @alterurbanist

Articles by Bertie Russell

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editor assistant at openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Jackson Rising

When a young black attorney was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississipi, rather than ask what the local state could do, he asked, what can we do to the local state?

Radical municipalism: demanding the future

‘Municipal politics’ may raise new types of demands crucial in organising powerful social movements and improving material conditions, while orienting us towards new understandings of what is possible. 


Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú on how to Take Back Control

After 20 months in charge of Barcelona, here are eight things we have learned from Ada Colau and Barcelona en Comú.

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