Track 4

Track 4- Dynamics and meanings of public spaces in the moving city
Patrícia Pereira (CICS.NOVA, FCSH-UNL), Luís Baptista (CICS.NOVA, FCSH-UNL)

Urban public spaces are diverse and multidimensional. They can be places of gathering and sociability where strangers can meet or exclusionary spaces where the power of some bans others. At times, they also become places where different visions of the world, of cities and of public spaces themselves are affirmed, contested and negotiated.
This track aims at promoting the debate around public spaces, their dynamics and meanings, as well as their significance for everyday life in the contemporary ‘moving city’. We welcome empirically and theoretically focused papers and we especially encourage papers that offer innovative methodological approaches.

Track 4.1 Contemporary challenges for public spaces (Session 1) (room 118)

Chair: Patricia Pereira (CICS, NOVA, FCSH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Christian Ritter: Digital Dublin: The Water Protests and Social Media in Ireland.
Luís Baptista, Inês Vieira, Maria do Carmo Vieira da Silva & Cláudia Urbano: Urban life and human mobilities in Europe. A reflection after ALLMEET project.
Marek Janik: Urban narrative in urban predesign studies.

Track 4.2 Diversity of public spaces: people, uses and interactions (Session 2) (room 118)

Chair: Ricardo Bento (ISTEC- Instituto Universitario de Lisboa)
Christian Jacobs: How public space affects interethnic contacts in urban neighbourhoods: A methodological conceptualization
José Carpio-Pinedo: Where the posh meet the chavs. Multiaccessibility or how to measure the spatial potential of meeting the stranger.                                                                                      Ulla Thamm: Evaluation of public spaces in city planning – Know your city, know your public spaces!

Track 4.3 Everyday life in the streets (Session 3) (room 118)

Chair: Carlos Fortuna (Universidade de Coimbra)
Heitor Frúgoli Jr.: The 2014 World Cup in the streets of Vila Madalena (São Paulo)
Jürgen Furchtlehner & Lilli Licka: Streets as a Basis for Urban Life
Ricardo Bento & Graça Índias Cordeiro: Contrasted urban experiences: art performances in Lisbon streets

Track 4.4 Place identity and meanings of public space 1 (Session 4) (room 118)

Chair: Madalena Corte-Real (CICS.NOVA, FCSH-UNL)
Maxime FELDER, Loïc PIGNOLO & Sandro CATTACIN: Shops as the brick and mortar of neighbourhood identity
Anna Wnuk, Tomasz Oleksy: Public space of the contested city a shared space?
Carlos Fortuna: Emotional Urban Spaces: Disputed meanings of micro and heritage territories

Track 4.5 Place identity and meanings of public space II (Session 5) (room 118)

Chair: Maxime Felder (Department of Sociology, University of Geneva)
Hanna Podedworna Parade Square (Plac Defilad) as a contested public space in Warsaw
Katarzyna Kajdanek, Krzysztof Bierwiaczonek Urban public space in discourse(s) on urban identity leaders, meanings and audiences
Katrin Paadam & Liis Ojamäe Valued public spaces reconsidered
Mikhail IlchenkoTransformation of the urban public practices in contemporary Russia: symbolic logic of the Soviet space reconstruction

Track 4.6 Urban spaces of leisure (Session 6) (room 61)

Chair: Katrin Paadam (Tallin University of Technology)
Anna Martyka: Public Space and Children
Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona, Marta Domínguez Pérez, Oscar Mascarilla-Miró: Food markets and their sustainable uses. A proposal for a measuring tool
Anna Karwińska: Public urban spaces in a process of Construction and re-construction of city identity. The example of Upper Silesia City

Track 4.7 Exploring the tourist city (Session 1) (room 114)

Chair: Mats Franzén (Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University)
Antonietta Mazzette, Sara Spanu: From park to airport: dynamics and practices in urban spaces.
Jana Šarinic & Ognjen Caldarovic: Sociological importance of the inner and outer forces that make cities “to move”.                                                                                                                      Pedro Miguel Almeida: Seafronts in play. Metropolitan experiences of a public space.

Track 4.8 Urban life, commodification and possibilities of transformation (Session 2) (room 114)

Chair: Heitor Frúgoli (USP)
Agata Rozalska: Warsaw’s Praga Pólnoc district a poor, an arts or rich man district? The right to a city and humanization of Praga’s urban space.
Anna Bednarczyk: Urban spaces of social transformation – a case study of Medellin.
Marcin Galkowski, Monika Antosz: The impact of commodification of public space in the city. Based on the case studies: Plaza in Manufaktura (Lódz) and Thames embankment (London).

Track 4.9 Social segregation and marginalisation in urban public spaces (Session 3) (room 114)

Chair: Ray Hutchinson (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay)
Kryštof Hanzlík: Social Segregation of Public Spaces through a Distribution of Attention: The Case of the Roma Beggars and the Citizens of Helsinki
Mats Franzén: Public space: Robust but vulnerable. The case of Stureplan, Stockholm
Petr Vašát & Petr Gibas: Between Local Conditions and Common Tendencies: The Homeless and Public Space in the Postsocialist City

Track 4.10 Struggles in and over public space 1 (Session 4) (room 114)

Chair: Ines Vieira (CICS.NOVA, FCSH-UNL)
Karolina Thel: Conflicts on development in Warsaw public space
Lajos Boros: Values and conflicts in public space developments in Hungary
Mariia Gryshchenko: The urban public space image transformation as the reflection of social changes – Case study of image of Kyiv main street transformation from “perestroika” to “Euromaydan
Sara Alfia & Alexander Greco: Wohnig Youth culture, urban space occupation and political action Implications for sociocultural learning and civic education

Track 4.11 Struggles in and over public space 2 (Session 5) (room 114)

Chair: Patricia Pereira (CICS.NOVA, FCSH)
Borys Cymbrowski: The proletarian public space and its transformation: The case of socialist and postsocialist cities
Daniel Ávila Caldeira: To the victor, the potatoes: transformation and resistance in São Paulo
Dorota Woroniecka-Krzyzanowska: The right to the camp? Producing public space in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank                                                                                                     Maja Grabkowska: Trumped by the culture of individualism. On public space and common good in a post-socialist city

Track 4.12 Transforming the city: planning and design (Session 6) (room 114)

Chair: Pedro Almeida (CICS.NOVA, FSCH-UNL)
Adam Piotr Zajac: Describing urban inequalities – accessibility for people with reduced mobility as an important dimension of social stratification
Beata J. Gawryszewska, Dariusz Smiechowski, Anna Wilczynska, Maciej Lepkowski & Milosz Ukleja: Proactive design – public space transformation process initiated by young people
Dorota Jopek: Urban Transformation of public spaces

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