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“I’m an Expert on Public Space”: Professional Knowledge at Work in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 focuses on the personal and professional background of many do-it-yourselfers who employ sophisticated knowledge of professional planning and scholarly urbanism in their interventions. In ... More


Introduction

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The first chapter introduces and defines the phenomenon of DIY urban design: unauthorized yet intentionally functional and civic-minded improvements to urban spaces, in forms inspired by official ... More


Field Notes in Contamination Studies

Marc Böhlen

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This text discusses two experiments in the use of biosensing technologies to detect and respond to contaminated public water sources. The first field study examined recreational waters at public ... More


Data, (Bio)Sensing, and (Other-)Worldly Stories from the Cycle Routes of London

Alex Taylor

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter tells a story of promise, one about London’s bike rental data and how it might be used to re-imagine new figurings of human-machine relations. Experimenting with the relational ... More


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