From temporary economic practices to permanent urban structures

Authors: Petra Luetke*, University of Muenster, Germany
Topics: Urban Geography, Social Geography, Economic Geography
Keywords: temporariness, urban development, food, ephemeral spaces
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: 8210, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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The paper makes a contribution to debates about urban and economic geography by linking temporariness and urban development. The dynamic local arrangements of the temporary economies are embedded in spatial dynamics by creating ephemeral spaces and the practices of everyday life in space and time force the co-evolution of economic and social spheres. This paper reinterprets these transformations by (re)conceptualizing urban socio-economic changes that are not fixed but ephemeral and regrounded from flows of people, knowledge and capital shown with the example of mobile food vending.

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