Understanding the Urban Commons. Economics and Governance
Adam Polko, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Małgorzata Czornik, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Artur Ochojski, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, January 2022
About this book
The book is addressed to anybody researching urban and regional studies. Still, the interdisciplinary character of this issue makes it useful for representatives of economic and management sciences, and for people dealing with social and economic geography, spatial management, architecture, urban planning and urban sociology. It can be hoped that the book will fulfil utilitarian objectives, including disseminating the economics of urban commons among people who take actions concerning the common goods in cities, as well as local authorities looking for the best solutions within more participative management of shared urban resources and implementing urban policies that promote social inclusion and sustainable development.
The book was inspired by face-to-face meetings and discussions during scientific conferences in Bologna, Utrecht, Katowice and Washington with Professor Sheila Foster and Professor Christian Iaione, who carry out international research on urban commons and developed the concepts of Co-City and City as a Commons. Moreover, the authors’ interest in the topic of the urban commons was kindled by everyday observations of urban communities that try to improve the quality of urban life, taking matters into their own hands, demonstrating persistence and often innovative approaches to solving the problems that afflict contemporary cities.
Publication date: January 2022 ISBN 978-83-7986-395-2
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