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Exploring the production of urban spaceDifferential space in three post-industrial cities$
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Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447305743

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.001.0001

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Venturing beyond Lefebvre: Producing differential space

Venturing beyond Lefebvre: Producing differential space

(p.265) Eight Venturing beyond Lefebvre: Producing differential space
Exploring the production of urban space

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

Policy Press

This chapter constructs a meaningful association between differential space and the right to the city. In so doing it seeks to both flesh out Lefebvre’s sketchy differential space idea and contextualise it in the contingencies of the 21st century. Second, it is the visual culmination of the book delivered through a series of images that add an analytical twist to the explication of differential space. This chapter differs from the previous six in that research material from all three case study cities is presented in order to demonstrate the divergent origins and various kinds of differential space, from ludic to politicised-democratic, that are produced through similar processes involving civic society engagement, urban policy, planning and regeneration.

Keywords:   differential space, the right to the city, ludic space, politicised-democratic space, urban policy, urban planning, urban regeneration

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