The public value of vacant urban land

Kamvasinou, Krystallia (2011) The public value of vacant urban land. Municipal Engineer, 164 (3). pp. 157-166. ISSN 0965-0903

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In contemporary cities there is a range of spaces leftover from development, undeveloped, or spaces abandoned post-development, derelict. These lie dormant between other functional spaces of the city, voids in-between the built urban environment that surrounds them. Often these are also temporary spaces: in-between what was there before and what will soon come. This temporary character may though be seen as permanent, for instance in the eyes of a generation of children growing up playing in leftover spaces over the period of a decade. This paper will investigate whether there is value in such spaces for everyday life and public space in the city. It will examine and determine their function in terms of three factors, ecological value, social value and open space value. It will highlight implications for Planning Policy, as well as funding, ownership and management issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban, vacant, derelict, in-between, public space, funding
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010 09:58
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2011 11:59

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