Editor's Introduction: Public Space Beyond The City Centre: Suburban and Periurban Dynamics


  • Roza Tchoukaleyska Memorial University
  • Theresa Enright University of Toronto
  • Ute Lehrer York University


Public space, suburban, periurban


Through this special issue, we bring together papers interested in public space beyond the city centre. That is, public space in suburban and periurban locations, including high-rise neighbourhoods and new exurban divisions, and in communities located at the interstices of the city-region. We are interested in how the values associated with public space—as an accessible site open to a range of uses, and a place of collective engagement and interaction—map out as we step away from downtown. Additionally, we are concerned with how struggles over and within public space proceed in non-central places.

Author Biographies

Roza Tchoukaleyska, Memorial University

Assistant Professor, Environment and Sustainability

Department of Geography

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Theresa Enright, University of Toronto


Department of Political Science

University of Toronto

Ute Lehrer, York University


Faculty of Environmental Studies

York University