The Urban Book Series

Urban Public Spaces

From Planned Policies to Everyday Politics (Illustrated with Brazilian Case Studies)

Editors: Capanema - Alvares, Lucia, Barbosa, Jorge Luiz (Eds.)

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  • Presents a unique and original multidimensional model of public space analysis
  • Includes a foreword by Prof. Roger Caves and contributions from leading experts: Ana Fany A. Carlos, Cristóvão Duarte, Eugenio Queiroga, Lia Beatriz Torraca, Angelo Serpa, and Vera Tângari
  • Compiles the classic and state-of-the-art works on the theme
  • Features interdisciplinary works by geographers, architects, planners, and a lawyer
  • Includes case studies of popular manifestations and appropriations
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About this book

This book is about understanding, contextualizing and carrying out critical analyzes of the policies intended and/or implemented by the various public and private actors in urban public spaces, as well as the daily, or eventual, politics exercised by the organized civil society and by citizens. It presents a collection of contributions about the public space in different theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches. Coming from different disciplines, the authors share an understanding about the need to analyze the uses and appropriations of the city by social subjects and groups as they represent difference and see the city as a place to share life experiences; as such, they argue, through their cases studies, that places of public use should be thought of and understood as concept and as social practice.

As an analytic tool, the book offers a five-dimension model to explore how people relate to daily life activities and confront imposed inequalities in their meeting places, how they engage in individual and collective manifestations and/or how they symbolically appropriate public spaces in face of the late capitalism led by large corporations and globalization. Together the authors seek to contribute to a city of utopia, where all differences can be seen and dealt with in public spaces and where free individuals can present themselves and engage in a vita activa.


About the authors

Lucia Capanema-Alvares is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Program in Architecture and Urban Planning of the Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jorge Luiz Barbosa is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Program in Geography of the Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

This book includes contributions from leading experts: Ana Fany A. Carlos, Cristóvão Duarte, Eugenio Queiroga, Lia Beatriz Torraca, Angelo Serpa, and Vera Tângari. The foreword was written by Prof. Roger Caves. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A Multidimensional Frame for Analyzing Urban Public Spaces Policies and Politics

    Pages 1-24

    Capanema Alvares, Lucia (et al.)

  • The Power of the Body in Public Space: The Urban as a Deprivation of the Right to the City

    Pages 27-42

    Carlos, Ana Fani Alessandri

  • Reinventing Public Spaces: Politics of Oneself and Politics with Many Others

    Pages 43-56

    Barbosa, Jorge Luiz (et al.)

  • A Cornered Democracy: The Echoes of the 2013 Demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro and the Architecture of a Crisis

    Pages 57-72

    Torraca, Lia Beatriz Teixeira

  • Leisure and Work in Contemporary Urban-Metropolitan Space: Perspectives, Tendencies, and Utopias

    Pages 73-87

    Serpa, Ângelo

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74253-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74252-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08946-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Public Spaces
Book Subtitle
From Planned Policies to Everyday Politics (Illustrated with Brazilian Case Studies)
Editors
  • Lucia Capanema - Alvares
  • Jorge Luiz Barbosa
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74253-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74253-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74252-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08946-7
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 160
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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