The growing commodification of housing and public spaces in European cities is producing urban inequalities affecting mostly migrant and vulnerable populations, while at the same time manifold small-scale neighbourhood-based collaborative processes seek to co-produce shared urban resources to contribute to more resilient urban developments. As part of the ProSHARE research project that investigates conditions in which sharing takes place and can be expanded to less-represented populations, the focus lies here on sharing and space-commoning practices within urban living labs. As spaces of innovation, experimentation, and learning, urban living labs have received increasing scholarly attention in recent years- but whether and how collective spatial knowledge csn be generated through processes of sharing and negotiation remains largely unexplored. This article fills this gap by exploring how practices of sharing generate different forms of spatial knowledge that can be used in urban renewal processes.
The article was written by the ProSHARE project team with the collaboration of Denise Goff and is available for download, opens an external URL in a new window. More information about the research project can be found on the websites of StadtTeilen, opens an external URL in a new window or JPI urban Europe, opens an external URL in a new window.