Publics and the City
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Publics and the City investigates struggles over the making of urban publics, considering how the production, management and regulation of ‘public spaces’ has emerged as a problem for both urban politics and urban theory.
- Advances a new framework for considering the diverse spatialities of publicness in relation to the city
- Argues that a city’s contribution to the making of publics goes beyond the provision of places for public gathering
- Examines a series of detailed case studies
- Looks at the relationship between urbanism, public spheres, and democracy