Temporary Urban Spaces: Ideas for the Flexible Use of the City brings together eleven theoretical essays by renowned authors embracing the new ways of thinking about urban spaces.
This paper discusses the phenomenon of 'informal actors' influencing the agenda of urban planning and urban politics by means of temporary reappropriation and animation of 'indeterminate' spaces.
This publication offers multiple analyses of the relations between the concept of the right to the city and its application in the urban planning domain, providing a number of examples of how this concept can give practical guidance on urban development, as well as of its limitations in theory and practice.
The book reconceptualizes the field of urban sociology through a critique of the literature of urban sociology (and urbanization) and an attempt to lay the Marxist bases for a reconstructed urban sociology.
Situated in the post-welfare transition of European societies within the context defined by austerity measures, unemployment, the financialisation of real estate stocks and the gradual withdrawal of public administrations from social services, this book aims at highlighting the importance of self-organised, locally rooted, inclusive and resilient community networks and civic spaces.