The right to participate in the city was discussed by Lefebrve in his book Right to the City ('Le droit à la ville'), was published in the same year of widespread protest movements which broke out around the world in 1968.
"The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably depends upon the exercise of a collective power to reshape the processes of urbanization." - David Harvey, "The Right to the City"
Henri Lefebvre, Le droit à la ville. Anthopos, Paris. 1968.
David Harvey (2008). "The Right to the City". New Left Review 53: pp. 23–40.