Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1605661538
  • ISBN-13: 9781605661537
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 547 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released March 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Presents research and development on urban technology, digital cities, locative media, and mobile and wireless applications. Contains research covering a diverse range of current issues in the urban informatics field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
About the Editor.
1: Introductory Examinations.
2: Urbane–ing the City: Examining and Refining the Assumptions Behind Urban Informatics.
3: To Connect and Flow in Seoul: Ubiquitous Technologies, Urban Infrastructure and Everyday Life in the Contemporary Korean City.
4: Creating an Analytical Lens for Understanding Digital Networks in Urban South Africa.
5: Participation and Deliberation.
6: Place Making Through Participatory Planning.
7: Tex Tales: Creating Interactive Forums with Urban Publics.
8: An Event–Driven Community in Washington, DC: Forces That Influence Participation.
9: Moments and Modes for Triggering Civic Participation at the Urban Level.
10: Engagement of Urban Communities.
11: Fostering Communities in Urban Multi–Cultural Neighbourhoods: Some Methodological Reflections.
12: Beyond Safety Concerns: On the Practical Applications of Urban Neighbourhood Video Cameras.
13: The Figmentum Project: Appropriating Information and Communication Technologies to Animate Our Urban Fabric.
14: Voices from Beyond: Ephemeral Histories, Locative Media and the Volatile Interface.
15: Embedding an Ecology Notion in the Social Production of Urban Space.
16: Location, Navigation and Space.
17: Cityware: Urban Computing to Bridge Online and Real–World Social Networks.
18: Information Places: Navigating Interfaces between Physical and Digital Space.
19: A Visual Approach to Locative Urban Information.
20: Navigation Becomes Travel Scouting: The Augmented Spaces of Car Navigation Systems.
21: QyoroView: Creating a Large–Scale Street View as User–Generated Content.
22: Virtual Cities for Simulating Smart Urban Public Spaces.
23: The Neogeography of Virtual Cities: Digital Mirrors into a Recursive World.
24: Wireless and Mobile Culture.
25: Codespaces: Community Wireless Networks and the Reconfiguration of Cities.
26: Home Is Where the Hub Is? Wireless Infrastructures and the Nature of Domestic Culture in Australia.
27: Mapping the MIT Campus in Real Time Using WiFi.
28: Supporting Community with Location-Sensitive Mobile Applications.
29: From Social Butterfly to Urban Citizen: The Evolution of Mobile Phone Practice.
30: The Not so Distant Future.
31: u–City: The Next Paradigm of Urban Development.
32: Urban Informatics in China: Exploring the Emergence of the Chinese City 2.0.
33: WikiCity: Real–Time Location–Sensitive Tools for the City.
34: Citizen Science: Enabling Participatory Urbanism.
35: Extreme Informatics: Toward the De-Saturated City.
Urban Informatics and Social Ontology.
About the Contributors.