Commons-based Governance in Public Space : User Participation and Inclusion

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Commons-based Governance in Public Space : User Participation and Inclusion

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Commons-based Governance in Public Space : User Participation and Inclusion
Author Parker, Peter ; Schmidt, Staffan
Date 2016
English abstract
Participatory forms of park governance have been seen as means of empowering users, improving adaptation to local needs and harness¬ing local resources. Participatory governance has however also been critiqued for benefiting only select groups. The situation is ambiguous with participation held to be both empowering in the sense of develop¬ing use-values in locally relevant ways and exclusionary in representing select interests. This research addresses the question of if and how a particular form of participatory governance, park commons, may be compatible with inclu¬sive public space. To do so the research explores boundary work of user groups and public sector enabling in two park commons using a multiple case study approach. We find that park commons may be understood to contain a mix of dif¬ferent types of shared resources. The specific mix explains different ex¬pressions of user-generated boundaries and particularly the extent that these boundaries are permeable. The research also identifies several forms of public sector intervention that influence the ways boundaries are constructed. The findings indicate a potential for public managers to strategically enable commons as a means to increase civic engagement and potentially increase rather than diminish inclusiveness of parks
Link http://arkitekturforskning.net/na/article/view/857... (external link to publication)
Publisher SINTEF Academic Press
Host/Issue Nordic Journal of Architectural Research;3
Volume 28
ISSN 1893-5281
Pages 114-139
Language eng (iso)
Subject urban commons
park governance
public space
inclusive space
exclusion
boundaries
network effect
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
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