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TOVAR ROJAS, Patricia. THE CITY LIKE THEATRE: CONSTRUCTIONS, ACTORS AND SCENES. Pap.polit. [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.1, pp. 93-116. ISSN 0122-4409.
The manner in which different social groups build and make neighborhoods and cities offers important lessons for a planning and design programs, and for an urbanist political practice. This article proposes an understanding of the city from its uses, from the communities, from the feelings, and the appropriation, where there is a constant staging that reinterprets urban space from different locations. The social importance and the political implications of this suggest an agenda of research, practice and action that have to be taken into consideration, because cities are not only transformed by programs and policies, but for their inhabitants.
Keywords : cities; social uses; inhabitants; urban space.