Category Archives: community

Questions on the commons

Capitalism has always been using the commons. Expropriating the commons through enclosures / primitive accumulation / accumulation by dispossession, but also extracting them from the collective labour of worker during the production process. This means that capitalism has used them

Questions on the commons

Capitalism has always been using the commons. Expropriating the commons through enclosures / primitive accumulation / accumulation by dispossession, but also extracting them from the collective labour of worker during the production process. This means that capitalism has used them

State-led gentrification in London

An interesting article by The Economist –Unreal Estate: Regeneration is forcing the working class out of central London – about the impressive wave of state-led gentrification of council estate in London that is pushing out the traditional working-class. As land values keep

State-led gentrification in London

An interesting article by The Economist –Unreal Estate: Regeneration is forcing the working class out of central London – about the impressive wave of state-led gentrification of council estate in London that is pushing out the traditional working-class. As land values keep

Arts and sturtup in Tijuana

 While many Americans still associate Tijuana with drug cartels and debauched excursions into Mexico, the border town‘s artists and entrepreneurs are orchestrating a rebirth that defies longstanding stereotypes. The Street Opera Festival drew close to 10,000 people in July. A

Arts and sturtup in Tijuana

 While many Americans still associate Tijuana with drug cartels and debauched excursions into Mexico, the border town‘s artists and entrepreneurs are orchestrating a rebirth that defies longstanding stereotypes. The Street Opera Festival drew close to 10,000 people in July. A

UK social and national planning needs

Planning has played a transformational role in improving the quality of life of all of our communities. In the past, planning has proved itself capable of dealing with overcrowding, poor quality housing and public realm, creating jobs, improving infrastructure and

UK social and national planning needs

Planning has played a transformational role in improving the quality of life of all of our communities. In the past, planning has proved itself capable of dealing with overcrowding, poor quality housing and public realm, creating jobs, improving infrastructure and

Crisis, urban segregation and social innovation in Catalonia

Originally posted on Barris i Crisi:
Paper presentat a l’ECPR General Conference Glasgow, 3-6 Setembre 2014 Abstract: This paper interrogates the contribution of social innovation to the capacity of disadvantaged communities to resist the effects of the crisis. It does…

Crisis, urban segregation and social innovation in Catalonia

Originally posted on Barris i Crisi:
Paper presentat a l’ECPR General Conference Glasgow, 3-6 Setembre 2014 Abstract: This paper interrogates the contribution of social innovation to the capacity of disadvantaged communities to resist the effects of the crisis. It does…