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
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.
A socially and ecologically forward looking place on this planet is the Scottish Ilse of Eigg, where the historic semi-feudal system of land ownership was replaced by a new model of community based ownership.