Framing the governance of urban space

Kevin Stenson

in Securing an urban renaissance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348159
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303329 | DOI:
Framing the governance of urban space

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This chapter explores some of the current tensions in the competing frames of interpretation and strategies of action concerning governance of urban space. It explains that these frames of interpretation underpin attempts to govern city life from above in the public interest. The chapter considers the way in which urban public space has assumed a contested terrain over which political debates have produced a sense of sovereignty.

Keywords: urban space; urban governance; city life; public interest; political debates; sovereignty

Chapter.  6592 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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