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Loose Space


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Tying Down Loose Space Appropriation Found Spaces: Freedom of Choice in Public Life. Open-Ended Space: Urban Streets in Two Cultural Contexts. Betwixt and Between: Building Thresholds, Liminality and Public Space Tension Urban Appropriation and Loose Spaces in the Guadalajara Cityscape. Urban Slippage: Smooth and Striated Streetscapes in Bangkok. Transforming Public Space into Sites of Mourning and Free Expression. Central Park: The Aesthetics of Order and the Appearance of Looseness Resistance Heterotopias and the Experience of Porous Space. Stalker on Location. Dead Zones, Outdoor Rooms and the Architecture of Transgression Discovery Social Practices, Sensual Excess and Aesthetic Transgression in Industrial Ruins. Unruly and Robust: An Abandoned Industrial River. Patterns of the Unplanned. Annotated Bibliography

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New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA University College London, UK


'What the collection draws attention to is the growing interest in the cultural importance of urban fringes and terrains ... there are challenging ideas in these essays, and the issues raised are timely and indeed urgent.' - Green Places

'A fascinating book ... contrasts with more traditional urban design texts.' - Urban Design

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