Urban Commons and Social Sustainability: An Exploratory Study of Stapelbadden/Stapelbaddsparken

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Title Urban Commons and Social Sustainability: An Exploratory Study of Stapelbadden/Stapelbaddsparken
Author(s) Aloo, Joseph Omondi
Date 2013
English abstract
Although debate on commons has been going on for the last five decades, it is only in the last two decades that attention has been focussed on new commons. Even then, urban commons though acknowledged as part of new commons, has attracted little attention among researchers of commons. This study therefore sought to explore the nature and management of urban commons and how they (urban commons) contribute to social sustainability in the neighbourhood. This study has taken a qualitative approach and deployed a case study method with a focus on Stapelbadden/Stapelbaddsparken as cases. In-depth semi - structured interviews were conducted with thirteen participants drawn from diverse stakeholders representing different interest groups. The study found out that the two phenomena (Stapelbadden/Stapelbaddsparken) display some of the factors that affect the management or governance of urban commons more than traditional commons namely, indirect value, contested resources, mobility and cross-sector collaboration. In addition, by virtue of creating networks of different user groups, they create bridging social capital which contributes to social sustainability in the city.
Publisher Department of Urban Studies
Department of Urban Studies
Pages 46
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Urban Commons
Social Capital
Social Sustainability
Stapelbadden
Stapelbaddsparken
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15300 (link to this page)

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