Urban commons

Vinay Gidwani, Amita Baviskar

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From an understanding of the commons as a rural artefact, the concept has expanded to include urban spaces and practices. The destruction of common resources and the communities that depend upon them is a long-standing outcome of capitalist expansion. It is also a cause for concern, given the ultimate centrality of the commons to the reproduction of urban populations and ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-43
Number of pages2
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 10 2011


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