Privatising public spaces

Ground Control by Anna Minton

Ground Control by Anna Minton

Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First-Century City by Anna Minton

‘More new spaces are being created in British towns than at any time since the Second World War. But they’re all privately owned and privately controlled, and they are changing not only the very fabric of our cities, but our understanding of public space, of citizenship, of fear and of trust.’

‘… Ground Control explores the psychological effects our shared spaces have upon us, and shows us how alternative models produce cultures of greater happiness.’

Interesting reviews from Rafael Behr in The Guardian and Tom Payne in The Daily Telegraph.


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One Response to “Privatising public spaces”

  1. Crime and the city « External Works Says:

    […] her book, Ground Control, Anna Minton argues that the privatisation of public space and (the fear of) crime has increased […]

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