Understanding property rights in the contemporary urban commons

Boydell, Spike and Searle, Glen (2014) Understanding property rights in the contemporary urban commons. Urban Policy and Research, Latest articles 1-18. doi:10.1080/08111146.2014.901909

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Author Boydell, Spike
Searle, Glen
Title Understanding property rights in the contemporary urban commons
Language of Title eng
Journal name Urban Policy and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 0811-1146
Publication date 2014-05-22
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08111146.2014.901909
Volume Latest articles
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Under the contemporary compact cities paradigm of sustainability, public spaces have become increasingly important and are increasingly contested. This article uses real property rights as a lens through which to analyse this contestation in an Australian city, focusing on the Darling Harbour scheme in Sydney as a vehicle for exploration. Applying an analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to test a “mosaic” of property rights, we map Darling Harbour as a heterogeneous urban commons comprising a set of spaces, each with their own distinct perceived (and real) property rights and conditions that potentially constrain who enjoys such spaces in the contemporary city.

Keyword Property rights
Darling Harbour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 22 May 2014. Abstract only in Chinese.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Fri, 30 May 2014, 00:36:27 EST by Associate Professor Glen Searle on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management