Place, Temporary, and Temporality

  • Ali CheshmehzangiEmail author


The purpose of this theoretical chapter is mainly to explore the theories behind temporariness and how it is applied to regenerate the public place. This chapter focuses on the implications which temporary use of the public realm may have for social behaviour and the identity-relations of a place.



The author would like to thank the original publishers of this chapter, Henry Stewart Publications, whom have kindly accepted to reuse the materials for this book publication. This chapter was originally published in the Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, under the title of “Temporary and temporality: Public realm regeneration through temporary events”, 2016, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 57–71. The author acknowledges the original source of publication of the paper available at:

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Only minor alternations are made to ensure suitability of this chapter in the book.


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  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina

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