Learning the City

Cultural Approaches to Civic Learning in Urban Spaces

  • Hari Sacré
  • Sven De Visscher

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

About this book


This book explores a cultural understanding of cities and processes of civic learning by scrutinizing urban educational topics from a cultural studies perspective. This book approaches the city as a cultural fabric that consists of social, material and symbolic dimensions, and describes how civic learning is not an accidental outcome of cities but an essential component through which citizens coproduce the city. Through a combination of theoretical development and methodological reflection the chapters in the book explore three interrelated questions addressing the relationships between culture, learning and the city: How does civic learning appear in urban spaces? How does civic learning take place through urban spaces? How are urban spaces created as a result of civic learning?


Civic learning Cultural pedagogy The production of space Urban education Citizenship as practice Negotiation and co-ownership

Editors and affiliations

  • Hari Sacré
    • 1
  • Sven De Visscher
    • 2
  1. 1.University College Ghent GentBelgium
  2. 2.Fac of Health, Edu & Social WorkUniversity College Ghent Fac of Health, Edu & Social WorkGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46229-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46230-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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