Private management of the urban public realm (RICS)

Published October 2015

The research looks at the implications of contracted-out publicness by private management of the urban public realm.

In the last decade, there has been a noticeable increase in alternative public space management arrangements based on transfer and contracting-out of managerial responsibilities to organisations outside the public sector, whether in the shape of community or private trusts, tenants organisations, Business Improvement Districts, or the contracting-out of managerial tasks to private companies or voluntary sector organisations under a variety of arrangements.