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Adding Value to Urban Spaces
Adding Value to Urban Spaces

Two Examples from Lisbon

Author(s): Maria Assunção Gato
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Hrvatsko etnološko društvo
Keywords: value; urban space; middle class; identity; belonging; Lisbon;

Summary/Abstract: Through a comparative analysis of two urban spaces located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal, I intend to demonstrate how some values can be added to space in order to attract certain residents, investors or interests, and how these urban spaces make use of these values to differentiate and promote themselves in various ways. In considering the gentrification process in the city centre and the construction of a spatial and social neighborhood identity in a more peripheral area, I focus on the urban middle classes and some social strategies of belonging.

  • Issue Year: 46/2016
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 126-138
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English