Publics and the City

Publics and the City

Author(s): Kurt Iveson

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405127325

Online ISBN: 9780470761748

DOI: 10.1002/9780470761748

About this Book

Publics and the City investigates struggles over the making of urban publics, considering how the production, management and regulation of 'public spaces' has emerged as a problem for both urban politics and urban theory.


  • Advances a new framework for considering the diverse spatialities of publicness in relation to the city
  • Argues that a city's contribution to the making of publics goes beyond the provision of places for public gathering
  • Examines a series of detailed case studies
  • Looks at the relationship between urbanism, public spheres, and democracy

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