- Advances a new framework for considering the diverse spatialities of publicness in relation to the city
- Argues that a city’s contribution to the making of publics goes beyond the provision of places for public gathering
- Examines a series of detailed case studies
- Looks at the relationship between urbanism, public spheres, and democracy
1 The Problem with Public Space.
2 Publics and the City.
3 Making a Claim: The Regulation of Protest at Parliament House, Canberra.
4 Cruising: Governing Beat Sex in Melbourne.
5 Making a Name: Writing Graffiti in Sydney.
6 "No Fun. No Hope. Don't Belong." : Re-making "Public Space" in Neo-liberal Perth.
7 Justifying Exclusion: Keeping Men out of the Ladies’ Baths, Sydney.
8 Imagining the Public City: Concluding Reflections.