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Enabling communities in the networked city: ICTs and civic participation among immigrants and youth in urban Canada

Dechief, Diane, Longford, Graham, Powell, Alison and Werbin, Kenneth C. (2008) Enabling communities in the networked city: ICTs and civic participation among immigrants and youth in urban Canada. In: Aurigi, Alessandro and De Cindio, Fiorello, (eds.) Augmented Urban Spaces: Articulating the Physical and Electronic City. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, UK, pp. 155-170. ISBN 9780754671497

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Abstract

There have been numerous possible scenarios depicted on the impact of the internet on urban spaces. Considering ubiquitous/pervasive computing, mobile, wireless connectivity and the acceptance of the Internet as a non-extraordinary part of our everyday lives mean that physical urban space is augmented, and digital in itself. This poses new problems as well as opportunities to those who have to deal with it. This book explores the intersection and articulation of physical and digital environments and the ways they can extend and reshape a spirit of place. It considers this from three main perspectives: the implications for the public sphere and urban public or semi-public spaces; the implications for community regeneration and empowerment; and the dilemmas and challenges which the augmentation of space implies for urbanists. Grounded with international real -life case studies, this is an up-to-date, interdisciplinary and holistic overview of the relationships between cities, communities and high technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.ashgate.com/
Additional Information: © 2008 Alessandro Aurigi and Fiorello De Cindio
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 08:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29454/

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