The Urban Commons and Cultural IndustriesAn Exploration of the Institutional Embeddedness of Architectural Design in the Netherlands

Authored by: Robert C. Kloosterman

The Routledge Handbook of Institutions and Planning in Action

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138085732
eBook ISBN: 9781315111230
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315111230-19

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Abstract

Cities are dependent on a wide array of resources and assets for which property rights are hard or even impossible to establish. These resources, then, are not (sufficiently) supplied by the market and, hence, require forms of collective action. In this contribution, the case of Dutch architectural design is used as a window on the functioning of these so-called urban commons. It turns out, that the urban commons is a complex field comprising various private and public actors who are, at least partly, driven by intrinsic motives.

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