Retten til det offentlige rum - et casestudie om Torvehallerne

Anna Mie Lind & Nanna Dreyer Mikkelsen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The right to the city has in the recent years become a significant slogan for urban planners, activists, theorists and citizens concerned with creating more just and democratic cities.
The theory of this paper considers aspects of the right to the city in a capitalistic society. It discusses the impact and embodiment of entrepreneurialism in urban planning and a tendency of exclusion in public space herein.
The empirical studies of this paper evolve around Torvehallerne, which is an example of a privately owned public space. The case study uses different methods, among others a survey and interview with important characters in the shaping of Torvehallerne. The empirical study involves observation of the daily life that unfolds in Torvehallerne and employs spot interview.
From the theoretical starting point, the discussion of this paper takes aim at exploring who has got the right to Torvehallerne. The discussion involves arguments regarding the importance of having public spaces for everyone, as well as consumerism in society today, and how it affects the citizens’ view on food markets and behaviour in public.
The conclusion is that the private administration of Torvehallerne has an impact on the social groups which go there. Hereby the paper infers that it is important to have public spaces for everyone, and that the local authority has a great responsibility regarding the maintenance of the social diversity in the city.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato17 maj 2016
Antal sider66
VejledereLasse Martin Koefoed


  • Retten til byen
  • social eksklusion
  • entrepreneurialism
  • offentlige rum
  • kapitalisme
  • offentlige-private partnerskaber
  • privatejede offentlige rum
  • torvehallerne
  • privatisering
  • neoliberalisme
  • entreprenant bystyring
  • urbanisering
  • forbrugerisme