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Title Cities in Asia by and for the people / edited by Yves Cabannes, Mike Douglass, and Rita Padawangi.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


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Series Asian cities ; 7
Asian cities (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book examines the active role of urban citizens in constructing alternative urban spaces as tangible resistance towards capitalist production of urban spaces that continue to encroach various neighborhoods. The collection of narratives presented here brings together research from ten different Asian cities and re-theorises the city from the perspective of ordinary people facing moments of crisis, contestations, and cooperative quests to create alternative spaces to those being produced under prevailing urban processes. The chapters accent the exercise of human agency through daily practices in the production of urban space and the intention is not one of creating a romantic or utopian vision of what a city "by and for the people" ought to be. Rather, it is to place people in the centre as mediators of city-making with discontents about current conditions and desires for a better life.
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Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Cities by and for the People; 2 How to Prove You are Not a Squatter; 3 Inhabitants of Spontaneous Settlements in Bangkok: Networks and Actions Changing the Contemporary Metropolis; 4 Collaborative Urban Farming Networks in Bangkok; 5 The Struggle to Create Alternative Urban Spaces; 6 Making the Music Scene, Making Singapore; 7 Connecting with Society and People through 'Art Projects' in an Era of Personalization; 8 Activating Alternatives in Public Market Trade; 9 From Street Hawkers to Public Markets.
10 Street Vending from the Right to the City Approach11 Surviving Existence through a Built Form; 12 Ethnic Place-Making in Cosmopolis; Index; List of Figures, Maps and Tables; Figure 2.1 Maps of (a) Jakarta, (b) Indonesia, (c) Kampung Pulo; Figure 3.1 Maps of (a) Thailand and (b) Bangkok with Pom Mahakan and Bang Bua; Figure 3.2 Tolerated spontaneous extensions on shophouses, around Ratchathewi BTS Station; Figure 3.3 Pom Mahakan's domestic architecture and traditions: Thai massage, cock fighting, fireworks, bird cages.
Figure 3.4 Two phases: a permanent hairdresser's shop on the sidewalk (left, 2007) a repair shop and a grocery under consolidation (right), Klong Toey Lock 1-10; Figure 3.5 Rented areas for spontaneous commercial structures behind the yellow line. Bonkai housing estate's commercial corridor; Figure 4.1 Maps of (a) Thailand and (b) Bangkok and urban farms; Figure 4.2 City farm training programme; Figure 4.3 Community gardens developed on vacant land; Figure 4.4 Communicative forum for urban farming networks to deliberate.
Figure 5.1 Maps of (a) Mong Kok District, (b) Hong Kong, and (c) Mong Kok NeighbourhoodFigure 5.2 Banner on the ground to attract attention; Figure 5.3 Banner on the ground to define the performance area; Figure 5.4 Performance on issues of political dissent; Figure 6.1 Maps of (a) Singapore urban areas, (b) Singapore, and (c) Guitar 77, The Hood, and Bugis+; Figure 6.2 The Hood, 2011; Figure 6.3 Inside the Hood, 2011; Figure 6.4 Having a good time at the new Hood; Figure 7.1 Maps of (a) Japan, (b) 3331 Arts Chiyoda, and (c) Tokyo; Figure 7.2 Akihabara, Tokyo; Figure 7.3 The 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
Figure 7.4 The 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 'Kirigami workshop'Figure 7.5 The 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 'Free Space'; Figure 8.1 Maps of (a) the Philippines, (b) Baguio City, (c) Central Business District and (d) Baguio City Public Market; Figure 8.2 A Baguio City Public Market retailer selling upland Baguio vegetables; Figure 8.3 A Baguio City Public Market retailer stocks her display with vegetables grown in the neighbouring lowland provinces; Figure 8.4 Itinerant vendors obtain vegetables on consignment from store retailers and sell their produce in the aisles and streets of the Baguio City Public Market.
Subject Cities and towns -- Asia.
Cities and towns -- Social aspects -- Asia.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Cities and towns. (OCoLC)fst00861748
Cities and towns -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00861843
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: CITIES IN ASIA BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE. [Place of publication not identified] : AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PRES, 2018 9462985227 (OCoLC)1031452455
ISBN 9789048536252 (electronic bk.)
9048536251 (electronic bk.)

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