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Tracing Rights on the Ground: Spatial Controversies around Urban Development Projects

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This article conceives an urban project as a mechanism that traces rights on the ground. First, and most relevantly, a project separates public and private land and defines what can be built. At another level, design decisions involve a broad range of permissions and obligations. Thus, urban projects act as a form of regulation, like planning, albeit a specific form with its own rules and limits. The paper explores a two-step process. First, in the policy phase, some regulatory decision-making is delegated to design. Then, design challenges the value assumptions underlying decision-makers’ actions. ‘Regulation by design’ arranges material objects in space and activates those spatial mechanisms.
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hal-02184003 , version 1 (15-07-2019)

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Marco Cremaschi. Tracing Rights on the Ground: Spatial Controversies around Urban Development Projects. Ardeth, Architectural Design Theory, A magazine on the power of the project, 2019, 4, pp.196-207. ⟨10.17454/ARDETH04.11⟩. ⟨hal-02184003⟩
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