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WPS No.06 | Mitchell, D. (2014) People's Park Again. On the End and Ends of Public Space

Public space is a struggle. The end, and ends, of public space continue to be struggled over in the streets and parks, in city council chambers and corporate boardrooms, at police headquarters and the ballot box.

Such struggles have profound implications for the shape of structure of the contemporary city, for who can be in it and under what conditions, for what constitutes “good” urban life (and for whom), and for how modern citizenship is structured.


This working paper is no longer available. The published version of the article is available at:

Mitchell, D. (2017). People’s Park again: on the end and ends of public space. Environment and planning A: economy and space, 49(3), 503-518.