Citizen's Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking by Marcus FothCitizen's Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking by Marcus Foth

Citizen's Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking

byMarcus FothEditorMartin Brynskov, Timo Ojala

Hardcover | January 8, 2016

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Edited by thought leaders in the fields of urban informatics and urban interaction design, this book brings together case studies and examples from around the world to discuss the role that urban interfaces, citizen action, and city making play in the quest to create and maintain not only secure and resilient, but productive, sustainable and viable urban environments. The book debates the impact of these trends on theory, policy and practice. The individual chapters are based on blind peer reviewed contributions by leading researchers working at the intersection of the social / cultural, technical / digital, and physical / spatial domains of urbanism scholarship. The book will appeal not only to researchers and students, but also to a vast number of practitioners in the private and public sector interested in accessible content that clearly and rigorously analyses the potential offered by urban interfaces, mobile technology, and location-based services in the context of engaging people with open, smart and participatory urban environments.

Professor Marcus Foth is founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Professor of Interactive & Visual Design in the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Marcus' research focuses on the relationships between people, place and technology. He leads a cross-­-disciplinar...
Title:Citizen's Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, Activism, and PlacemakingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:259 pagesPublished:January 8, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981287917X

ISBN - 13:9789812879172


Table of Contents

Socio-Cultural Role of Digital Screens in Urban Life.- Exploring Socio-Spatial Effects of Media Architectural Interfaces as Encounter Stages for Livable Cities.- An Eco-­logic of Urban Interactive Environments.- Digital Participatory Budget: Local Democratic Practices in the Digital Era.- From the Fringes: South Africa's Smart Township Citizens.- Open Government: Transforming Data into Value Added City Services.- Digital Design Interventions for Creating New Presentations of Self in Public Urban Space.- Opening Up: Open Data, Open Mindset, Open Futures.- This Is Our City! - Urban Communities Re-Appropriating the City.- Urban Scale Prototyping.- A Community Architecture Framework for Smart Cities.- Digital Technologies and the Production of Space: Mobilizing Change in Marginalized Neighbourhoods.- The Smart City Songdo: Real Urbanity or Science Fiction? - An Empirical Investigation.- Interaction Design Patters for Urban Gardeners.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is an interdisciplinary work, which brings urban planning and urbanisation, IT-development and informatics, financial issues and economics under the umbrella of spatial theory and geography. . The volume presents different viewpoints and aspects on urban informatics and digital urbanism, what makes it a useful handbook with its thirteen individual but connected chapters for geographers, sociologists, economists and urbanists, who are working in ICT-based urban development and design." (Gyula Nagy, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 65 (3), 2016)