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andlt;Pandgt;Urban sidewalks, critical but undervalued public spaces, have been sites for political demonstrations and urban greening, promenades for the wealthy and the well-dressed, and shelterless shelters for the homeless. On sidewalks, decade after decade, urbanites have socialized, paraded, and played, sold their wares, and observed city life. These many uses often overlap and conflict, and urban residents and planners try to include some and exclude others. In this first book-length analysis of the sidewalk as a distinct public space, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Renia Ehrenfeucht examine the evolution of the American urban sidewalk and trace conflicts that have arisen over its competing uses. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples as well as case study research and archival data from five cities--Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Seattle--they discuss the characteristics of sidewalks as small urban public spaces, and such related issues as the ambiguous boundaries of their andquot;publicandquot; status, contestation over specific uses, control and regulations, and the implications for First Amendment speech and assembly rights.andlt;/Pandgt;

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andlt;Pandgt;Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses--from the right to sit to the right to parade--have been negotiated.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses--from the right to sit to the right to parade--have been negotiated.

About the Author

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is Professor and Chair of UCLA's Department of Urban Planning. She is the coauthor of Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form.Renia Ehrenfeucht is Associate Professor in the Department of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262517416
Author:
Loukaitou-sideris, Anastasia
Publisher:
Mit Press
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia
Author:
Ehrenfeucht, Renia
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments Sidewalks
Publication Date:
20120120
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 b, &, w photos, 14 tables
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.5625 in

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