(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Beyond a livable and green neighborhood : asserting control, sovereignty and transgression in the Casc Antic of Barcelona

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The Casc Antic, a traditionally low-income and immigrant neighborhood in Barcelona, has been the site of community-based mobilization to revitalize abandoned areas and improve local environmental conditions. Why do residents of marginalized neighborhoods and their supporters organize to proactively improve livability and environmental quality ? To what extent do the environmental struggles of marginalized communities serve as means to advance more complex political agendas in the city ? Through the examination of neighborhood organization for livability the A. analyzes how activists use their environmental endeavors as tools to address stigmas attached to their place, control the land and its boundaries, and build a more transgressive form of democracy.


Article of periodic

published at : International journal of urban and regional research / ISSN 0309-1317

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford ; Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no3 [pp. 1012-1034]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 2 fig.



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