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Self-Organisation in Urban Community Gardens: Autogestion, Motivations, and the Role of Communication

Yap, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-8629-2360 (2019). Self-Organisation in Urban Community Gardens: Autogestion, Motivations, and the Role of Communication. Sustainability, 11(9), 2659. doi: 10.3390/su11092659


Urban gardens are continuously negotiated, contested, and remade. One of the primary ways that these spaces are negotiated is through the ways that communities self-organise to manage them. Drawing on critical urban scholarship, this article explores the ways in which the dynamics of self-organisation in urban gardens both shape and are shaped by the spatial development of the sites. Reflecting on two cycles of participatory video-making with urban gardeners in Seville, Spain, the article specifically examines how the motivations of the gardeners and the issue of communication influence the dynamic relationship between self-organisation and the spatial development of gardens.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Publisher Keywords: community self-organisation; autogestion; urban agriculture; communication; motivations; participatory video; participatory action research; Seville
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
Date available in CRO: 16 Sep 2021 09:15
Date deposited: 16 September 2021
Date of acceptance: 3 May 2019
Date of first online publication: 9 May 2019
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