Public Space in Transition

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Lee Dahae, "Public Space in Transition", transcript Verlag, 2022, DOI: 10.1515/9783839462324, License:

Teheran-ro in Seoul and Mediaspree area in Berlin are pristine examples for public spaces with a history of rapid change in the context of broader political and economic transitions. Dahae Lee shows that in such a transitional context, the public sector alone is incapable to provide and manage public space. Hence, it engages private sector entities in the form of privately owned public space/s (POPS). By analysing the planning instruments used for POPS in both cases, their uniqueness as well as strengths and weaknesses are revealed. Based on the results this study offers a number of policy recommendations for cities that encounter similar problems.


Public Space Governance, Privately Owned Public Space, Co-production, Co-management, Planning Instrument, Space, City, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Social Geography, Berlin, Geography

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