Exploring the Production of Urban Space: Differential Space in Three Post-Industrial Cities


Leary-Owhin, M. (2016). Exploring the Production of Urban Space: Differential Space in Three Post-Industrial Cities. Bristol Policy Press.
AuthorsLeary-Owhin, M.

The ideas of Henri Lefebvre on the production of urban space have become increasingly useful for understanding worldwide post-industrial city transformation. This important book uses new international comparative research to engage critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenge recent thinking about the nature of urban space.

Meticulous research in Vancouver, Lowell MA and Manchester, England, explains how urban public spaces, including differential space, are contested and socially produced. Spatial coalitions, counter-representations and counterprojects are seen as vital elements in such processes. The book contributes critically to the post-industrial city comparative analysis literature. It provides an accessible guide for those who care about cities, public space, city planning and urban policy. This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of urban: geography, planning, policy, politics, regeneration and sociology. It will also be relevant for politicians, policy makers and urban activists.

Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available online at: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/exploring-the-production...

PublisherPolicy Press
Publication dates
Print23 Mar 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Jun 2017
Accepted31 Dec 2015
Place of publicationBristol
Web address (URL)https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/exploring-the-production-of-urban-space
Additional information

The manuscript is not available from this site for copyright reasons

Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Permalink -


  • 169
    total views
  • 116
    total downloads
  • 6
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as