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The Resource Loose space : possibility and diversity in urban life, edited by Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens

Loose space : possibility and diversity in urban life, edited by Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens

Label
Loose space : possibility and diversity in urban life
Title
Loose space
Title remainder
possibility and diversity in urban life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens
Title variation
Possibility and diversity in urban life
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Public space is a frequent theme in writing about cities, describing the ways in which urban activities, histories and identities are prescribed, controlled and homogenized. This text explores the concept of 'loose spaces', physical areas that are used in different ways
  • "In cities around the world people use a variety of public spaces to relax, to protest, to buy and sell, to experiment and to celebrate. Loose Space explores the many ways that urban residents, with creativity and determination, appropriate public space to meet their own needs and desires. Familiar or unexpected, spontaneous or planned, momentary or long-lasting, the activities that make urban space loose continue to give cities life and vitality. The book examines physical spaces and how people use them. Contributors discuss a wide range of recreational, commercial and political activities; some are conventional, others are more experimental. Some of the activities occur alongside the intended uses of planned public spaces, such as sidewalks and plazas; other activities replace former uses, as in abandoned warehouses and industrial sites. The thirteen case studies, international in scope, demonstrate the continuing richness of urban public life that is created and sustained by urbanites themselves."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franck, Karen A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT119
LC item number
.F73 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stevens, Quentin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • City and town life
  • Public spaces
  • Sociology, Urban
  • City and town life
  • Public spaces
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Ruimtegebruik
  • Openbare ruimte
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Stadt
  • Öffentlicher Raum
  • Freifläche
  • Brache
  • Stadtsoziologie
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadtplanung
  • Öffentlicher Raum
  • Stadtsoziologie
Label
Loose space : possibility and diversity in urban life, edited by Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tying down loose space / Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens -- Found spaces : freedom of choice in public life / Leanne G. Rivlin -- Open-ended space : urban streets in two cultural contexts / Nisha A. Fernando -- Betwixt and between : building thresholds, liminality and public space / Quentin Stevens -- Urban appropriation and loose spaces in the Guadalajara cityscape / Bernardo Jiménez-Domínguez -- Urban slippage : smooth and striated streetscapes in Bangkok / Kim Dovey and Kasama Polakit -- Transforming public space into sites of mourning and free expression / Karen A. Franck and Lynn Paxson -- Central Park, the aesthetics of order and the appearance of looseness / Julia Nevárez -- Heterotopias and the experience of porous urban space / Stavros Stavrides -- Stalker on location / Peter T. Lang -- Dead zones, outdoor rooms and the architecture of transgression / Gil M. Doron -- Social practices, sensual excess and aesthetic transgression in industrial ruins / Tim Edensor -- Unruly and robust : an abandoned industrial river / Lynda H. Schneekloth -- Patterns of the unplanned / Urban Catalyst (Philipp Oswalt, Philipp Misselwitz and Klaus Overmeyer)
Control code
68786726
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780415701174
Lccn
2006015099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68786726
Label
Loose space : possibility and diversity in urban life, edited by Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tying down loose space / Karen A. Franck and Quentin Stevens -- Found spaces : freedom of choice in public life / Leanne G. Rivlin -- Open-ended space : urban streets in two cultural contexts / Nisha A. Fernando -- Betwixt and between : building thresholds, liminality and public space / Quentin Stevens -- Urban appropriation and loose spaces in the Guadalajara cityscape / Bernardo Jiménez-Domínguez -- Urban slippage : smooth and striated streetscapes in Bangkok / Kim Dovey and Kasama Polakit -- Transforming public space into sites of mourning and free expression / Karen A. Franck and Lynn Paxson -- Central Park, the aesthetics of order and the appearance of looseness / Julia Nevárez -- Heterotopias and the experience of porous urban space / Stavros Stavrides -- Stalker on location / Peter T. Lang -- Dead zones, outdoor rooms and the architecture of transgression / Gil M. Doron -- Social practices, sensual excess and aesthetic transgression in industrial ruins / Tim Edensor -- Unruly and robust : an abandoned industrial river / Lynda H. Schneekloth -- Patterns of the unplanned / Urban Catalyst (Philipp Oswalt, Philipp Misselwitz and Klaus Overmeyer)
Control code
68786726
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780415701174
Lccn
2006015099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68786726

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