Clarification of Urban Commoning with Reference to Sharing Urbanism

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IGD Research Fund, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne

Project Status

On-going. Started in March 2021.

Project Summary

Contributing to the literature of legal geography, this project on the rise of coworking spaces in the Global East cities aims at explaining why and how the rhetoric of sharing is rearranging property relations in the city, so that this project can practically explore the implications of the sharing urbanism for territorial planning and conceptually clarify the meaning of urban commoning.

Project Output

Peer-reviewed journal publications

  • Space, Society and Geographical Thought (2023): Legal geography of urban transformation.

Presentations linked to this project

‘The right to work and its territoriality’
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference 2022, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom, 30 August – 2 September 2022

‘Legal certainty principle and uncertain urban spaces’
with Jean Ruegg
The Global Meeting on Law & Society, ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 13–16 July 2022

‘The law’s preciseness paradox: Interpreting the unrecognisable spaces in the sharing urbanism’
with Jean Ruegg
Symposium – Geographies of Law: Inquiries into the space-law tangle, University of Turin, Turin, Italy (mixed mode), 13-14 December 2021

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