Citizen’s Right to the Digital City

Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking

  • Marcus Foth
  • Martin Brynskov
  • Timo Ojala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Urban Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Seeburger, Marcus Foth, Dian Tjondronegoro
      Pages 3-21
    3. Martin Tomitsch, Ian McArthur, M. Hank Haeusler, Marcus Foth
      Pages 37-54
    4. Moritz Behrens, Ava Fatah gen. Schieck, Duncan P. Brumby
      Pages 55-77
    5. Peter Lyle, Marcus Foth, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
      Pages 79-98
  3. Citizen Action

  4. City Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Stefano Stortone, Fiorella De Cindio
      Pages 177-197
    3. Agnes Mainka, Sarah Hartmann, Christine Meschede, Wolfgang G. Stock
      Pages 199-214
    4. Aylin Ilhan, Rena Möhlmann, Wolfgang G. Stock
      Pages 215-229
    5. Tim McGinley, Keiichi Nakata
      Pages 231-252
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-259

About this book


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.


Activism Citizen Action City Making Civic Engagement Civic Innovation Community Engagement Human-­Computer Interaction Media Architecture Participatory Design Pervasive Computing Placemaking Smart Cities Smart Citizen Urban Informatics Urban Interaction Design Urban Interfaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcus Foth
    • 1
  • Martin Brynskov
    • 2
  • Timo Ojala
    • 3
  1. 1.Urban Informatics Research LabQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Participatory IT CentreAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  3. 3.Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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