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Boletín de resúmenes


Título: Collaborative Housing: Resident and Professional Roles
Autor/es: Jasmine Palmer and Lidewij Tummers
Localización: BUILT ENVIRONMENT, ISSN 0263-7960, Vol.45, n.3, 2019, págs. 227-279

Resumen: This issue brings together contributions from across the globe to provide insight into current collaborative housing initiatives. Following the editors’ introduction, the articles view collaborative housing from three perspectives: ‘practice’, the first two articles; ‘professional’, the next three articles; and finally, ‘integration into the mainstream’. Case studies throughout the issue reveal the diversity of collaborative housing projects developed or being developed around the world.g frameworks. Building on Carolina Pacchi´s work on the relationships between community and state in examples of local activism in European cities, the paper applies four types of relationship between community and state: state regulation and community implementation, cooperation; community autonomy; and community opposition.
These are used to unpack the different phases of civic crowdfunding projects and toshow how relationships with the state evolve thoughout the lifecycle of a project.
Drawing upon qualitative research carried out in London and Milan between 2015 and 2017, we examine the case of the Peckham Coal Line in south London, a proposed urban elevated park along a disused coal line. Chosen for its long-term ambitions, its substantial local support and financial backing through mayoral match-funding, the case is used to examine the dynamic interaction between the digitally enabled activism of civic crowdfunding and local government agencies.
Our study of the development of the Peckham Coal Line project gives insight into the shifting nature of the relationship between civic actors and the state, showing that while the "autonomous" development of local projects is an important aspect of civic crowfunding projects, the state does not disappear. Further, online and offline activities are only one step in the redefinition of contemporary forms of citizenshipand the claim that civic crowdfunding can deliver extended citizen participation should be more closely scrutinized.