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Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin


This important book presents new international comparative research that engages critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenges recent thinking about the nature of urban space. The book elucidates the production of urban public space and in so doing stimulates a rethinking of Lefebvre’s spatial theories and the essence of public space. The two main research objectives are to tease out the implications of the production of space for post-industrial city transformation and to unravel the role of differential space in such transformation. Empirically the research is grounded in three ... More

Keywords: public space, Henri Lefebvre, production of urban public space, Manchester, Lowell, Vancouver, differential space, archival research, democratic life, city planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447305743
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin, author
London South Bank University