The special issue “Sensing Urban Values”, edited by Carolyn Birdsall, Anastasiya Halauniova and Linda van de Kamp is now available online, and includes contributions by Elisa Fiore/Liedeke Plate, Hanna Katharina Göbel, Anastasiya Halauniova, Hamzah Muzaini, Nick Shepherd, and Linda van de Kamp.
“Sensing Urban Values” assembles a set of papers that respond to a neglected, undertheorized yet crucial question relating to spatial politics and urban renewal: How do economic and non-economic values depend on and co-constitute each other in different urban contexts? In response, the contributors to this special issue build on recent critical reassessments of value; they explore how the spatial and cultural politics of value unfolds in contemporary urban environments globally. They examine cases that traverse Poland, South Africa, Malaysia, Germany, and The Netherlands. This approach reveals the multiple valuations of spaces—not only economic but also symbolic—that inform the struggles for social and spatial justice in cities across the world as well as their scholarly examinations.
The project “Urban Heritage-Making: Cultural Forms, Local Histories and Redevelopment” was supported by a Seed Grant of the Centre for Urban Studies.