Public space privatisation: A Global South perspective
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Public space privatisation: A Global South perspective

Public space in the current era of globalization is considered to have degraded the values ​​of publicness. The importance of the market has shifted the function of public space previously synonymous with social and political activities into activities that are more valuable recreative and consumptive. The role of government in managing public space began to … Continue reading

New paper on the pedestrianization of city centres by Dorina Pojani published in Journal of Urban Design
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New paper on the pedestrianization of city centres by Dorina Pojani published in Journal of Urban Design

Abstract: Drawing on personal interviews with local planners, this paper examines barriers to the pedestrianization of city centres in two contrasting settings, one in a Global North city (Brisbane, Australia) and the other in a Global South city (Kathmandu, Nepal). These cases are illuminating because Brisbane already contains a popular three-block pedestrian mall in its … Continue reading