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The Urban Commons

  • Jeffrey K. H. Chan
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Abstract

The urban commons is ascendant today. Between the twin lapses characterized by the massive rollback of public and state provisions in neoliberal cities on the one hand, and on the other hand, the rise of their market substitutes reserved only for those who can afford them, the urban commons has emerged as an appealing alternative for organizing the production and consumption of resources in the city. But what is the urban commons? How is it defined? And importantly, what is the ethics of the urban commons and what roles do ethics play in sustaining the urban commons? In this chapter, the ethics of the urban commons is explored through its sharing practices and the ethical frameworks that underpin these practices.

Keywords

Urban commons Common-pool resources Sharing Sharing economy Reciprocity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey K. H. Chan
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  1. 1.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

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