The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue

Jens Kaae Fisker (Editor), Letizia Chiappini (Editor), Lee Pugalis (Editor), Antonella Bruzzese (Editor)

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Alternative urban spaces across civic, private, and public spheres emerge in response to the great challenges that urban actors are currently confronted with. Labour markets are changing rapidly, the availability of affordable housing is under intensifying pressure, and public spaces have become battlegrounds of urban politics.

This edited collection brings together contributors in order to spark an international dialogue about the production of alternative urban spaces through a threefold exploration of alternative spaces of work, dwelling, and public life. Seeking out and examining existing alternative urban spaces, the authors identify the elements that provide opportunities to create radically different futures for the world’s urban spaces. This volume is the culmination of an international search for alternative practices to dominant modes of capitalist urbanisation, bringing together interdisciplinary, empirically grounded chapters from hot spots in disparate cities around the world.

Offering a multidisciplinary perspective, The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces will be of great interest to academics working across the fields of urban sociology, human geography, anthropology, political science, and urban planning. It will also be indispensable to any postgraduate students engaged in urban and regional studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages246
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-09978-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-10395-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesRegions and Cities


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