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Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice$
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Chiara Certoma, Susan Noori, and Martin Sondermann

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526126092

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.001.0001

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Urban gardening and the quest for just uses of space in Europe

Urban gardening and the quest for just uses of space in Europe

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(p.1) 1 Urban gardening and the quest for just uses of space in Europe
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Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
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Chiara Certomà

Martin Sondermann

Susan Noori

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.003.0001

The chapter investigates the relationship between urban gardening– as political gesture- and socio-spatial justice. In search for an actually existing just city, gardeners’ everyday initiatives advance a substantive micropolitics of life that point out to less visible and sometimes ignored sides of urban governance and planning; and unveil the articulation of different forms of power, dominance and resistance to the unequal distribution of benefits and burdens in space. The critical analysis proposed specifically revolves around the question of whether (and how) urban gardening practices are able to tackle social and spatial injustices. It outlines the consequences, potentialities and contradictions in the constitution of urban spaces and urbanity; and its capability to mitigate material, political and social exclusions, unfairness and inequalities effects. This is complemented with an overview of the contributions comprised in the book.

Keywords:   Spatial justice, social justice, urban gardening, performative politics

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