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Social interactions in urban public places

Holland, Caroline; Clark, Andrew; Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila (2007). Social interactions in urban public places. Public Spaces. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

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Public spaces allow people to meet on ostensibly neutral ground, within the context of the whole community. This report draws on a unique study of nine public spaces within one English town viewed across a whole year, carried out by a large team of local observers working alongside academics. The report:
- describes the use of green, commercial and civic spaces, and local neighbourhoods;
-investigates interactivity within and between people of different age groups;
-highlights self-regulation as an essential element of the management of public spaces;
-considers the role of reputation in the perception of particular places;
-discusses public involvement in regeneration and the democratising of public places.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-86134-997-1, 978-1-86134-997-2
Keywords: Public; space; place; involvement; older people; young people; non-participant observation
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Item ID: 7445
Depositing User: Caroline Holland
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:00
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