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

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  • Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Martin Brynskov (Editor)
  • Timo Ojala, University og Oulo
Edited by thought leaders of 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 liveable urban environments. The book debates the impact of these trends on theory, policy, and practice. The chapters in this book are sourced from 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 appeals not only to research colleagues and students, but also to a vast number of practitioners in the private and public sector interested in accessible accounts that clearly and rigorously analyse the affordances and possibilities of urban interfaces, mobile technology, and location-based services to engage people towards open, smart and participatory urban environments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationSingapore
Number of pages259
ISBN (Print)978-981-287-919-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • smart cities, smart citizen, urban informatics, urban interaction design, pervasive computing, internet of things, media architecture, human-computer interaction, open innovation, participatory design

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