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Urbani izziv Volume 27, No. 2, December 2016 : 149–160

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2016-27-02-006

 

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Author

Karen HINOJOSA

Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Graduate Studies, Mexico
hinojosakaren@gmail.com

Carlos ESTUARDO APARICIO MORENO

Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Graduate Studies, Mexico
caparicio55@yahoo.com

 

Title

The missing public domain in public spaces: A gendered historical perspective on a Latin American case

 

Abstract

This article searches for public domains in the history of public spaces in Monterrey from the perspective of their colloquial use by different social groups. Through documentary analysis, it reconstructs the transition from publicly owned public spaces to their privatised counterparts. The article expands the traditional somewhat idyllic narrative of public spaces and offers clues to how different social groups have used them. Public spaces have changed during four main periods. A centralised public space appeared during the colonial period (1596–1810), followed by socially segregated spaces between the beginning of the war for independence until after the revolution (1810–1940). The dispersion of public space characterises the period of the metropolitan expansion of Monterrey (1940–1980). Finally, the privatisation of public spaces occurred at the turn of the millennium (1980–2015). Women, children and lower socioeconomic classes have had unequal access to public spaces in Latin America, thus precluding them from being considered public domains.

 

Key Words

public spaces, public domains, gender issues, Monterrey, social interaction

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

  + 386 (0)1 420 13 10
  urbani.izziv@uirs.si

ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

INDEX

GOOGLE SCHOLAR
h5-index: 12
h5-median: 17
INDEX COPERNICUS
ICV 2018: 121,25
CLARIVATE ANALYTICS
Indexed in ESCI


SCOPUS ELSEVIER

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SNIP: 0,357 (Quartile: Q2)
CiteScore: 0,44

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