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Social processes in the production of public spaces

structuring forces and actors in the renewal of a deprived neighbourhood in Barcelona

Calderon, Camilo and Chelleri, Lorenzo (2013). Social processes in the production of public spaces. Journal of Urban Design. 18 :No. 3 , 409–428
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2013.800449


Within urban design there is increasing interest in the close relationshipbetween social, economic and political processes and the production of public spaces. Thisrelationship, however, often remains abstract and is rarely illustrated in empirical studies.This paper introduces an institutionalist understanding to the production of public spaces,whereby emphasis is placed on the analysis of structuring forces and actors as a way toapprehend the complexity of the social processes guiding and influencing the planning,design and management of public spaces. The institutionalist understanding is illustratedin the case study of an urban renewal project in Barcelona. The results of the case studyshow the contrasts and tensions between the structuring forces and the different actorsoperating in the project, how structuring forces favoured the interest and claims of someactors over those of others, and the potential risks and challenges that this has for the useand value of the public spaces produced by the project.

Authors/Creators:Calderon, Camilo and Chelleri, Lorenzo
Title:Social processes in the production of public spaces
Subtitle:structuring forces and actors in the renewal of a deprived neighbourhood in Barcelona
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Urban Design
Year of publishing :2013
Number:No. 3
Page range:409–428
Number of Pages:20
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Agrovoc terms:urban areas, urban environment, urban planning
Keywords:public space, urban design, social processes, urban renewal, conflict
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Alternative URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13574809.2013.800449#.UrAjZyfFBRw
ID Code:11223
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:04 Sep 2014 09:49
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:06

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