Urban Commons : Rethinking the City, Hardback Book

Urban Commons : Rethinking the City Hardback

Edited by Christian Borch, Martin Kornberger


This book rethinks the city by examining its various forms of collectivity - their atmospheres, modes of exclusion and self-organization, as well as how they are governed - on the basis of a critical discussion of the notion of urban commons.

The idea of the commons has received surprisingly little attention in urban theory, although the city may well be conceived as a shared resource.

Urban Commons: Rethinking the City offers an attempt to reconsider what a city might be by studying how the notion of the commons opens up new understandings of urban collectivities, addressing a range of questions about urban diversity, urban governance, urban belonging, urban sexuality, urban subcultures, and urban poverty; but also by discussing in more methodological terms how one might study the urban commons.

In these respects, the rethinking of the city undertaken in this book has a critical dimension, as the notion of the commons delivers new insights about how collective urban life is formed and governed.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 11 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781138017245



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