Enabling Urban Alternatives

Crises, Contestation, and Cooperation

Editors: Fisker, J.K., Chiappini, L., Pugalis, L., Bruzzese, A. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a rich pool of knowledge from diverese contributors on how, why, and by whom urban alternatives can be, and are being, enabled in a variety of urban contexts
  • Offers a unique dialogue between different disciplinary, theoretical, and geographically situated perspectives
  • Clear international appeal, with case studies from across Asia, Europe and North America
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This book asks how thinking, governing, performing, and producing the urban differently can assist in enabling the creation of alternative urban futures. It is a timely response to the ongoing crises and pressing challenges that inhabitants of cities, towns, and villages worldwide are faced with in the midst of what has been widely dubbed as ‘an urban age’. Starting from the premise that current urban development patterns are unsustainable in every sense of the word, the book explores how alternative patterns can be pursued by the wide variety of actors – from governments and international institutions to slum-dwellers and social movements – involved in the on-going production of our shared urban condition. The challenges addressed include exclusion and segregation; persisting poverty and increasing inequality; urban sprawl and changing land use patterns; and the spatial frames of urban policy. As such the book appeals to urban scholars, policy makers, activists, and others concerned with shaping the future of our cities and of urban life in general. Additionally, it is of interest to students in urban planning, architecture and design, human geography, urban sociology, and related fields.

About the authors

Jens Kaae Fisker is a post-doctoral fellow with the Danish Centre for Rural Research at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
Letizia Chiappini is a PhD candidate in Urban Studies (UrbEur Doctorate) at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy, and in the Geographies of Globalization research group at the University of Amsterdam (joint doctorate), The Netherlands.
Lee Pugalis is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Antonella Bruzzese is Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where she teaches and does research and consultancy activities.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Introducing Urban Alternatives

    Fisker, Jens Kaae (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • ‘This Situation Can Be Duplicated’: Text as Radical Placemaking Tool

    Bickers, George Francis

    Pages 23-42

  • Terrains and Landscapes of Urban Politics

    Fisker, Jens Kaae

    Pages 43-63

  • Urban Dissensus: Spatial Self-Organisation at Wards Corner

    Vardy, Sam

    Pages 65-81

  • Investigating the Democratic Potential of Temporary Uses in Urban Redevelopment Projects

    Parker, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1531-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1530-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling Urban Alternatives
Book Subtitle
Crises, Contestation, and Cooperation
Editors
  • Jens Kaae Fisker
  • Letizia Chiappini
  • Lee Pugalis
  • Antonella Bruzzese
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1531-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1531-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1530-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 292
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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