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Contested Greenspace Solidarities?

Asymmetric Valuation Compromises and Civic-Material Tensions in Copenhagen Allotment Gardens

Nicola C. Thomas and Anders Blok

Urban allotment gardens constitute urban natures with a rich history as well as potential public redevelopment land. While many cities in Europe struggle to protect allotment gardens from competing land-use forces, in Copenhagen, allotments are classified as valuable urban nature and enjoy special protection. We analyze the social and political conditions and consequences of this unique situation. Taking a closer look at the governance arrangements and what we refer to as asymmetric civic-public compromises enabling the protection, we show how this is resulting in new material conflicts between civic and municipal actors. We argue that the conflicts are related to the unresolved issue of competing visions of civic, green, and market sustainability shaping contemporary urban development in Copenhagen and beyond and which are starkly revealed within allotment gardens.

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Andrew McCumber

visual evidence of other peoples and cultures found there. Furthermore, this aesthetic needs to be considered as part of a project of maximizing the city’s appeal to tourists and the wealthiest among its residents. The material production of urbannature

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Christian Hunold

in urban nature conservation, a field that tends to “prioritize relicts of pristine (‘native’) ecosystems or native species in urban regions and tend[s] to neglect other urban systems” ( Kowarik 2011: 1979 ), such as a public square in Center City

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

understand the relationship between the citizens working on the garden and their vision of the nature they want to impose. The paradigm of urban political ecology is based on the fact that “urban nature is the expression of larger political, economic, social

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Rapping French Cities in the 1990s

Blurring Marseille and Brightening Paris in Contested Processes of Boundary Making

Joseph Downing

proportion of tracks in both the Marseille and the Paris corpuses that do not mention either the city or district at all. This came as somewhat of a surprise given the overwhelmingly urban nature of rap as an art form, but it also testifies to the diversity

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Making Sense of the Human-Nature Relationship

A Reception Study of the “Nature Is Speaking” Campaign on YouTube

Ulrika Olausson

: Framing Urban Nature as ‘the Other.’ ” Environmental Communication 7 ( 1 ): 97 – 112 . . 10.1080/17524032.2012.745009

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The Inertia of Collections

Changes against the Grain in the Rosenlew Museum of Pori, Finland

Francisco Martínez

in Finland .” Nordisk Museologi 1 : 67 – 82 . Pikner , Tarmo . 2014 . “ Enactments of Urban Nature: Considering Industrial Ruins .” Geografiska Annaler: Series B: Human Geography 96 ( 1

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The Timeline of a Concept

Juan Francisco Fuentes

place, far more debatable are its “essentially urbannature and the leader's membership of “some discontented sector of the ruling class,” which would try to reach or recover power by proxy. There has also been significant rural populism—in fact, the

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Giving Aid Inside the Home

Humanitarian House Visits, Performative Refugeehood, and Social Control of Syrians in Jordan

Ann-Christin Wagner

because it is symptomatic of the urban nature of displacement in Jordan. However, the absence of public meeting spaces and Mafraq’s conservative culture made it hard for me to befriend refugees or locals. House visits with a grassroots organization were a

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Sheila K. Hoffman, Sarita Sundar, Masaaki Morishita, Fabien Van Geert, and Sharon Ann Holt

recordings was made on location in the Boston Public Library, Boston City Hall, and in urban nature settings. During the recording of ambient sounds, Mirra played various small instruments. These are overlaid with previous recordings of Mirra playing large