Elton Chan

Elton Chan

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  • Urban Sociology
  • Critical Urban Theory
  • Public Space

In my research on the commodification of public space, I set out to examine the linkages between the globalising political economy and the production of public space under neoliberal capitalism. By drawing on both theoretical exploration and empirical case studies, I will outline the socio-spatial impacts of commodifying public spaces and investigate how the process is encoded in public space practice. The research will take a transdisciplinary and multiscalar approach, and may be of interest to both academics and practitioners.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • Urban Studies
  • urban sociology
  • critical urban theory
  • sociology
  • public space
  • spatial justice
  • Gentrification
  • ethnography
  • Urban planning
  • architectural theory
  • urban design
  • space & culture


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