List of contributors. Introduction to constructions of urban space (R. Hutchison). Public spaces: a comparative discussion of the criteria for public space (L.W. Dijkstra). New urban spaces and cultural representations: social imagineries, social-physical space, and homelessness (T. Wright). Spying on an eyesore: space, place, and urban decay (P. Draus with C. Howard). Conflict, space and identity: two cases, one process (S. Swearington, C. Orellana-Rojas). Spatial anarchy and urban Utopias: public art controversies and urban space (K.M. Babon). Speaking the city: skateboarding subculture and recompositions of the urban realm (I. Borden). Representations of space and urban planning in a post-World War II US city (K. Fox Gotham). Toward an urban sociology of mega-events (H.H. Hiller). Tourism and the revitalization of Harlem (L.M. Hoffman). Distinguishing metropolises: the production of urban imagery (W.G. Holt, III). Red Hook: the paradoxes of poverty and place in Brooklyn (P. Kasinitz). Gendered space and women's community work (J.N. DeSena).