Spaces and Flows Journal

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“Defined in the Past, Designed in the Present”: Revitalization and Tinkering with Spatial Scripts at Lansdowne Park

This paper discusses Lansdowne Park as a place of contradiction and proposes a supplementary theory of revitalization that incorporates the user’s perspective.

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Published online: January 6, 2017

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Light and the Manifestation of Performance Place: The Experience of Spaces and Places through a Different Light

This paper develops an understanding of non-physical place making and the power of light in creating social public events, through "Night in the Garden" at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 2014.

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Published online: December 28, 2016

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Sense of the City: Proximity and Mobility

The "mobile subject" and "mobile ecology" become the theoretical constructs to understand the processes of mobility comprising the city. These constructs also allow us to understand urban expansion.

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Published online: December 8, 2016

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Mapping Urban Interfaces: A Typology of Public/Private Interfaces in Informal Settlements

The paper aims to develop a typology for analysing and mapping public/private interfaces in informal settlements.

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Published online: November 30, 2016

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Urban Function of the Infraordinary: Dry Cleaners as Social Vertexes

This project explores the infraordinary London dry cleaners as social vertexes that perform vital functions as components of the social dimension of the city, separate form their practical use.

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Published online: November 15, 2016

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What is the Impetus to Move? Amenity-rich Residential Clubs and Retirement Housing Aspirations of the Soon-to-be Old

This paper ascertains whether future generations of Hong Kong citizens will migrate to amenity-rich residential clubs in China for retirement and investigates their role as an elderly housing option.

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Published online: October 27, 2016

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Place-making Tactics or Strategies? A Case Study on Governmental Strategies in Urban Restructuring Processes and the Effective Challenge of Asylum Seekers’ Trying to Find a Place and Way of Place-making in Bolzano

This paper explores spatial perception of asylum seekers in hostile European environments.

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Published online: October 24, 2016

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Where Gender Comes to the Fore: Mapping Gender Mix in Urban Public Spaces

This paper raises questions about the importance of gender mix in public space and the ways in which mapping has the capacity to inform urban research.

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Published online: October 6, 2016

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Transformation on Abandonment: Toward a Critical Practice in Preservation of Rural Identity

This research seeks to establish a new critical practice based on a series of transformations of abandoned buildings. The aim is to develop and test full-scale prototypes in rural environments.

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Published online: September 26, 2016

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Harnessing Information and Material Flows through the Digital Design and Fabrication to Upcycle Reclaimed Timber

A design process using digital tools is proposed for the upcycling of reclaimed building materials in Rust Belt cities and is implemented to construct a prototype structure for community infrastructure.

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Published online: September 14, 2016

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