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Owen Jones: “Public and social space should be defended and preserved [against] the profit-making interests of a tiny elite”

The British writer and journalist explains that public space should be social and accessible to everyone. He describes the consequences of burgeoning private property which only benefits tiny elites and comments on protest movements like the Indignados or Occupy in response to this situation. Jones’ favourite public spaces are London’s parks which he sees as the essence of good public space.

This interview is part of the series "Shared Spaces", an idea of the Public Space  project. International thinkers talk about their favorite places and other aspects related to cities and public space.

Participants: Owen Jones

Related to European Prize for Urban Public Space

1 May 2014