To study only the larger assemblage of the city or neighbourhood and its planning framework is to ignore the ways that conceptions of place, urban character and creative clustering are emergent effects of a multitude of small-scale adaptations.

Dovey K and Wood S (2015) Public/private urban interfaces: type, adaptation, assemblage. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, Routledge 8(1): 1–16. Available from:


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