The cultural life of public spaces

Pugalis, Lee (2012) The cultural life of public spaces. Urban Design and Planning, 166 (3). pp. 151-155. ISSN 1755-0793

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/udap.10.00057

Abstract

Within a UK context of radical policy reform and broader global economic shifts, the homogenisation of public space and the decimation of cultural life are leading-edge issues of contemporary concern. Drawing on empirics from a broader research project, this paper reports on the (ongoing) production of public spaces and extracts some pointers for practice pertaining to planning for their cultural life. Underutilisation, temporal dimensions and perceptions of urban quality are analysed, before tentatively considering future directions. Multi-stakeholder coproduction is put forward as a potentially fruitful mode of working.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: town and city planning, environment, municipal & public service engineering
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Lee Pugalis
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2012 12:41
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 20:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6519

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