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The Spatial Justice of the Commons:
Part 2

This video lecture is the second of two parts of “The Spatial Justice of the Commons”. Following the first lecture, this will focus on the tragedy of the commons and unravel concepts of how the common can be governed.

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Dr Roberto Rocco
Associate Professor

Department of Management in the Built Environment,

TU Delft

Roberto Rocco is an Associate Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Delft University of Technology. He specialises in governance for the built environment, with a special focus on issues of spatial justice and democracy in planning systems, and the interaction between formal and informal institutions. He works as a consultant for the Union for the Mediterranean.

Video Summary


Additional Information

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