A comprehensive map of pseudo-public spaces in London published by Guardian Cities and Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL).
More on the privatisation of public space
Ian Sinclair on his new book The Last London
This is via LRB. Check out these links on the LRB-Sinclair relationship:
The Last London: http://lrb.me/xuk
Swimming on the 52nd Floor: http://lrb.me/mq0
The Raging Peloton: Boris Bikes: http://lrb.me/y8k
My Olympics: http://lrb.me/9g0
And do you know the London Orbital book?
The art of how to call a taxi in 25 cities around the world.
A personalised and quizzical way of doing transport history by Jay Foreman.
This is an extract from Anna Minton’s walking-tour for the Chisenhale Gallery in 2010 when the tour stopped in Canary Wharf in the heart of the Docklands in Tower Hamlets. She talks about what privately owned urban spaces involve in terms of regulation and control. What strikes most, is that Canary Wharf was not only built by big financial corporations, over the last years it served as main model for UK city center development. Good energy in this speech! The full walking tour can be seen here. Anna Minton is the author of Ground Control.