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Transforming Cities Through Temporary Urbanism

A Comparative International Overview

Editors: Andres, Lauren, Zhang, Amy Y. (Eds.)

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  • Includes numerous international case studies that can foster interdisciplinary discussions, for students and researchers alike  
  • Balances academic debates and practical recommendations 
  • Allows cross-comparative analysis
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This book advances the reflexion into how temporary urbanism is shaping cities across the world. Temporary urbanism has become a core concept in urban development, and its application is increasingly crossing the borders of both the North and the Global South. There is a need to reflect upon the diverse ways of understanding and implementing the temporary in the production of space internationally and discuss what this means, for both research and practice. 

Divided into two sections, the book compiles and reflects upon the various attempts to reframe and reconceptualise temporary urbanism. The first section focuses on reframing and reconceptualising temporary urbanisms. It develops the argument that temporary urbanism allows a reinterrogation of the role of temporalities and non-permanence into the place-making process and hence in the production and reproduction of cities, including the adaptability of existing spaces and production of new spaces. While drawing upon different theoretical and conceptual framings (permeability, assemblage, rhythms, waiting, …), authors bring insights from various case studies: the Dublin Biennial (Ireland), temporary uses in Geneva (Switzerland), temporary urban settlements in sub-Saharan Africa, refugees’ camp in Beirut (Lebanon) and political protests in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia). The second section looks at unwrapping the complexity and diversity of temporary urbanisms. It aims at securing a better understanding of the complexity and diversity of temporary urbanism, including a dialogue between various experiences both in the Global North and in the Global South. It looks at the implications of temporary urbanism in the delivery of planning and considers how and by whom cities are governed and transformed. Again, a range of examples are mobilised by contributors spanning from temporary uses and projects in London (UK), Santiago (Chile), Paris (France), Vancouver (Canada), Barcelona (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Milwaukee (USA). 

This book will be of interests to all researchers, practitioners, and students who want to gain a more thorough understanding of the topic of temporary urbanism, compare its diversity and similarities across different contexts, and reflect on the wider implications of temporary urbanisms for urban transformations.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction—Setting-Up a Research Agenda for Temporary Urbanism

    Pages 1-10

    Andres, Lauren (et al.)

  • Temporariness Takes Command: How Temporary Urbanism Re-Assembles the City

    Pages 13-27

    Stevens, Quentin

  • The Temporality Within Temporary Urbanism: Listening to Rhythms and Timespace

    Pages 29-42

    Mc Ardle, Rachel

  • Artistic Events as Planning Practice: Hybridisation, Expectations, and Pitfalls in Three Swiss Case Studies

    Pages 43-59

    Maeder, Thierry

  • Informality and Temporary Urbanism as Defiance: Tales of the Everyday Life and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Pages 61-72

    Bakare, Hakeem (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Cities Through Temporary Urbanism
Book Subtitle
A Comparative International Overview
Editors
  • Lauren Andres
  • Amy Y. Zhang
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61753-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61753-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61752-3
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 239
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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