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

 

Editor

Marcus Foth
Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Foreword

Anthony Townsend
Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, USA

Section I: Introductory Examinations

Chapter I: Urbane-ing the City: Examining and Refining the Assumptions behind Urban Informatics
Amanda Williams 1, Erica Robles 2, and Paul Dourish 1
1 University of California, Irvine, USA
2 Stanford University, USA
Chapter II: To Connect and Flow in Seoul: Ubiquitous Technologies, Urban Infrastructure and Everyday Life in the Contemporary Korean City (eprints >)
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi 1 and Adam Greenfield 2
1 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
2 Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, USA

Chapter III: Creating an Analytical Lens for Understanding Digital Networks in Urban South Africa
Nancy Odendaal
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Section II: Participation and Deliberation

Chapter IV: Place Making Through Participatory Planning
Wayne Beyea, Christine Geith, and Charles McKeown
Michigan State University, USA

Chapter V: TexTales: Creating Interactive Forums with Urban Publics
Mike Ananny 1 and Carol Strohecker 2
1 Stanford University, USA
2 University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, USA

Chapter VI: An Event-driven Community in Washington, DC: Forces that Influence Participation
Jenny Preece
University of Maryland, USA

Chapter VII: Moments and Modes for Triggering Civic Participation at the Urban Level
Fiorella De Cindio, Ines Di Loreto, and Cristian Peraboni
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Section III: Engagement of Urban Communities

Chapter VIII: Fostering Communities in Urban Multi-cultural Neighbourhoods: Some Methodological Reflections
Michael Veith, Kai Schubert, and Volker Wulf
University of Siegen, Germany
Chapter IX: Beyond Safety Concerns: On the Practical Applications of Urban Neighbourhood Video Cameras
Victor M. Gonzalez 1, Kenneth L. Kraemer 2, and Luis A. Castro 1
1 University of Manchester, UK
2 University of California, Irvine, USA
Chapter X: The Figmentum Project: Appropriating Information and Communication Technologies to Animate our Urban Fabric
Colleen Morgan and Debra Polson
Australasian Cooperative Research Centre for Interaction Design, Australia
Chapter XI: Voices from Beyond: Ephemeral Histories, Locative Media and the Volatile Interface
Barbara Crow 1, Michael Longford 1, Kim Sawchuk 2, and Andrea Zeffiro 2
1 York University, Toronto, Canada
2 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Chapter XII: Embedding an Ecology Notion in the Social Production of Urban Space (eprints >)
Helen Klaebe, Barbara Adkins, Marcus Foth, and Greg Hearn
Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Section IV: Location, Navigation and Space

Chapter XIII: Cityware: Urban Computing to Bridge Online and Real-world Social Networks
Vassilis Kostakos and Eamonn O’Neill
University of Bath, UK
Chapter XIV: Information Places: Navigating Interfaces Between Physical and Digital Space
Katharine S. Willis and Jens Geelhaar
Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
Chapter XV: A Visual Approach to Locative Urban Information
Viktor Bedö
University of Pécs, Hungary
Chapter XVI: Navigation Becomes Travel Scouting: The Augmented Spaces of Car Navigation Systems
Tristan Thielmann
University of Siegen, Germany
Chapter XVII: QyoroView: Creating a Large-Scale Street View as User-generated Content
Daisuke Tamada and Hideyuki Nakanishi
Osaka University, Japan
Chapter XVIII: Virtual Cities for Simulating Smart Urban Public Spaces
Hideyuki Nakanishi 1, Toru Ishida 2, and Satoshi Koizumi 1
1 Osaka University, Japan
2 Kyoto University, Japan

Chapter XIX: The Neogeography of Virtual Cities: Digital Mirrors into a Recursive World
Andrew Hudson-Smith, Richard Milton, Joel Dearden, and Michael Batty
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, UK

Section V: Wireless and Mobile Culture

Chapter XX: Codespaces: Community Wireless Networks and the Reconfiguration of Cities
Laura Forlano
Columbia University, New York, USA
Chapter XXI: Home is where the hub is? Wireless infrastructures and the nature of domestic culture in Australia
Katrina Jungnickel 1 and Genevieve Bell 2
1 INCITE, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2 User Experience Group, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation, USA
Chapter XXII: Mapping the MIT Campus in Real-time Using WiFi
Andres Sevtsuk, Sonya Huang, Francesco Calabrese, and Carlo Ratti
SENSEable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Chapter XXIII: Supporting Community With Location-Sensitive Mobile Applications
John M. Carroll and Craig H. Ganoe
Center for Human-Computer Interaction, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Chapter XXIV: From Social Butterfly to Urban Citizen: The Evolution of Mobile Phone Practice (eprints >)
Christine Satchell
Interaction Design Group, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Section VI: The Not So Distant Future

Chapter XXV: u-City: The Next Paradigm of Urban Development
Jong-Sung Hwang
National Information Society Agency, South Korea

Chapter XXVI: Urban Informatics in China: Exploring the Emergence of the Chinese City 2.0 (eprints >)
Dan Shang 1, Jean-François Doulet 2, and Michael Keane 3
1 France Telecom Research & Development Beijing, China
2 Department of Geography, University of Provence, Aix-Marseille, France
3 ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Brisbane, Australia

Chapter XXVII: WikiCity: Real-time Location-sensitive Tools for the City
Francesco Calabrese, Kristian Kloeckl, and Carlo Ratti
SENSEable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Chapter XXVIII: Citizen Science: Enabling Participatory Urbanism
Eric Paulos 1, RJ Honicky 2, and Ben Hooker 1
1 Intel Research Berkeley, USA
2 University of California, Berkeley, USA

Chapter XXIX: Extreme Informatics: Toward the De-saturated City
Mark Shepard
Departments of Architecture and Media Study, University at Buffalo, USA

Afterword

Roger Burrows
Department of Sociology, University of York, UK

Urban Informatics book cover

Foth, M. (Ed.) (2009). Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global. ISBN 978-1-60566-152-0 (hardcopy) ISBN 978-1-60566-153-7 (ebook). (eprints >)

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Some chapters are based on presentations given at the Digital Cities 5 workshop at the 3rd International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 2007.

 

Book Reviews:

de Waal, M. (2010). Marcus Foth, Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City (book review). Journal of Urban Technology, 17(2), 117-120. (www >)

Crooks, A. (2009). Marcus Foth, Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City (book review). Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 36(4), 946-947. (www >)

Glenn, E. H. (2009). Marcus Foth, Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City (book review). Journal of the American Planning Association, 75(4), 494. (www >)

de Waal, M. (2009). Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: a matter of ‘U-City’ or ‘U-Citizens?’ (book review). The Mobile City. (www >)

Carroli, L. (2009). Sensing and Searching the City (book review). Urbanista, Arts Hub, Jan 2009. (www >)

 

Previous, relevant special issues of journals:

Ellison, N., Burrows, R., & Parker, S. (Eds.). (2007). Urban Informatics: Software, Cities and the New Cartographies of Knowing Capitalism. Guest editors of a special issue of Information, Communication & Society, 10(6). London: Routledge. (www >)

Dave, B. (Ed.). (2007). Space, sociality, and pervasive computing. Guest editor of a special issue of Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(3). London: Pion. (www >)

Kindberg, T., Chalmers, M., & Paulos, E. (Eds.). (2007). Urban Computing. Guest editors of a special issue of Pervasive Computing, 6(3). Washington, DC: IEEE. (www >)

Shklovski, I., & Chang, M. F. (Eds.). (2006). Urban Computing: Navigating Space and Context. Guest editors of a special issue of Computer, 39(9). Washington, DC: IEEE. (www >)