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Les rues fermées : du collectif à la collectivité. Regards croisés Nantes/Recife

Abstract : The article analyses restricted and gated streets in both different context, Nantes in France and Recife in Brazil. This double analysis minimizes the effects of context and tries to perceive generic meaning in the restricted city. Starting from observations and interviews with the representatives of local authorities and the dwellers, several examples are used to understand the installation of an obstacle which creates a border and imposes negotiation (not necessarily free from tensions) between the dwellers group to be formed and the local authorities. This limit preserves a community of interest, more than a social affinity community. This kind of stability can be frictional or based on a soft consensus. Nevertheless, the ambiguous view of the public local authorities contains space for negotiation. This negotiation initiates urban governance based on malleable and porous borders (physical and legal).
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Submitted on : Friday, October 5, 2012 - 2:50:09 PM
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Fanny Vuaillat. Les rues fermées : du collectif à la collectivité. Regards croisés Nantes/Recife. Articulo - Journal of Urban Research, Articulo - Revue de sciences humaines asbl, 2012, pp.Online. ⟨halshs-00738973⟩



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