Competing Claims to the Use of Public Urban Spaces
Research field: Cities in the Context of European Integration and Globalisation
If various business (and other) activities compete for the limited public space in a city complex distributional questions arise. The EU Services Directive provides that where the number of authorisations available for a given activity is limited because of available natural resources or technical capacity, member states shall apply a selection procedure to potential candidates which provides full guarantees of impartiality and transparency. This project aims at analysing legal issues in connection with various situations of scarcity and different distributional mechanisms, focussing on their ability to ease the tensions between economic freedom, equality, sustainability etc as well as their manageability at the municipal level.
Project Lead: Univ.Prof. Dr. Verena Madner