Evolving Urban Spatialities (and species)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterpeer-review


    Spatial disciplines are more and more challenged to look at transient space-making dynamics to inform the ways in which to interpret and design for our contemporary evolving urban spatialities. This paper focuses in particular on the spontaneous dimensions of evolving spaces and how to investigate and explore their role and impact on urban contexts that increasingly appear to be systems in perpetual change,
    not always determined and determinable through formal planning. In this paper I discuss values and challenges of evolving urban spatialities, researched through qualitative analysis methods of sociological enquiry (such as narrative research). Spatial, temporal, and relational aspects of evolving urban spatialities are presented to potentially inform spatial design approaches addressed to question, understand and enhance the values of the evolving spatialities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEmerging Practices
    Subtitle of host publicationInquiry into the Developing
    EditorsMa Jin, Yongqi Lou, Davide Fassi
    Place of PublicationShanghai
    PublisherTongji University Press
    ISBN (Print)9787560860312
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


    • Spatiality
    • informal inhabitation
    • evolving
    • regressing
    • indeterminate ownership


    Dive into the research topics of 'Evolving Urban Spatialities (and species)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this