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Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
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Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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City, Culture and Society
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.617
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 21  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1877-9166
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  • Implementing the Urban Nexus approach for improved resource-efficiency of
           developing cities in Southeast-Asia
    • Authors: Steffen Lehmann
      Pages: 46 - 56
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 13
      Author(s): Steffen Lehmann
      Resource challenges are particularly dominant in fast-expanding cities in the Southeast-Asian region and include inefficient infrastructure systems leading to energy black-outs, urban flooding, lack of waste recycling and increasing emissions and air pollution. This article addresses the development of integrated infrastructure planning approaches as a tool for increased resource efficiency. It aims to link the circular economy discourse with the Urban Nexus. Three specific case studies called ‘living labs’ implemented the Urban Nexus approach relating to energy, water, food and waste/material (EWFW) flows. The article speculates about anticipated systemic changes that will be required to transform urban life, describing a cross-sectorial urban ecosystem approach. The nexus project is introduced along with some challenges that are likely to be encountered. The Resource Nexus is the interrelated complex system where energy, water, food and material flows/waste treatment systems intersect. The Southeast-Asian Urban Nexus project, initiated by significant organisations, commenced in 2013 and is currently in its second phase, aiming to integrate resource management processes that increase the efficiency of natural resource use, transforming infrastructural systems and planning practice to reduce CO2 emissions and waste generation. The approach is based on the untapped inter-dependencies between the sectors (rather than understanding these in an isolated single-purpose, single-sector linear way). The article provides a brief overview of the different nexus approaches and presents findings from the three case studies; it provides a literature review and relevant policy and planning recommendations. The author expects that the Urban Nexus approach will enable a closer link between the principles of a Circular Economy and urban planning. The objective of the EWFW Nexus project is therefore to provide an informed framework for determining trade-offs and synergies to meet future demand, while increasing urban resilience and resource efficiency, without compromising safeguards for the environmental protection. The article ends by asking for more research into the impact of urban development decisions on the consumption of our planet's natural resources. One conclusion is that the Resource Nexus is a time issue and there are clear overlaps with the concept of the Circular Economy.

      PubDate: 2018-06-10T01:25:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.10.003
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2018)
       
  • Reframing urban street culture: Towards a dynamic and heuristic process
           model
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Jeffrey Ian Ross
      The fields of criminology/criminal justice have periodically used the term and concept of urban street culture to explain selected types of street crime and gang behavior. This article argues that this characterization of street culture is too narrow, and that the concept has wider applicability to urban processes, including urban studies, urban anthropology, and urban geography. In so doing, this article briefly reviews the concept of street culture, including relevant research on this topic, argues that a dynamic process model is necessary, and then proposes one that is heuristic and dynamic in nature. The model consists of five major components that explain street culture, including street capital, competing cultural influences, mass media/cultural industries, social media, and street crime. These elements account for the complexity of street culture, and are assembled in a manner that allows for future hypothesis testing and theory building.

      PubDate: 2018-06-13T01:31:19Z
       
  • Measuring the economic resilience of natural disasters: An analysis of
           major earthquakes in Japan
    • Authors: Stefania Oliva; Luciana Lazzeretti
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 June 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Stefania Oliva, Luciana Lazzeretti
      In recent years, the study of resilience of regional and local systems has become a popular topic in relation to the increasing of economic, social and environmental shocks. Despite the theoretical framework has been enriched through definitions and empirical investigations, accordance in measurement is still missing. This paper aims to enlarge the discussion of regional economic resilience in the face of natural disasters through the construction of the indices of resistance and recovery for Japanese prefectures stricken by major earthquakes. These measures may help to identify changes in employment due to the occurrence of a natural shock.

      PubDate: 2018-06-10T01:25:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.05.005
       
  • Urban informality, housing insecurity, and social exclusion; concept and
           case study assessment for sustainable urban development
    • Authors: Oluwole Soyinka; Kin Wai Michael Siu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 May 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Oluwole Soyinka, Kin Wai Michael Siu
      The challenge of sustainable urban development is a global one and it affects the quality of livelihoods. This study investigates urban informality, housing insecurity, and social exclusion (UHS) in Hong Kong and Lagos metropolis to understand the concept and the characteristics of this threat for sustainable development. The aim of this study is to develop strategies for integrating UHS for urban sustainability. In achieving this, the study conceptualized and investigates UHS for development strategies. It adopts case study methodology, triangulation method of data collection and mixed method data analysis. The findings identify several factors contributing to this issue as socio-economic, environmental, unequal distribution of urban resources, and the wide gap between the rich and the poor. Recommendations to ensure sustainable urban development based on the case considered includes economic empowerment, adequate and affordable housing strategies, social and environmental interaction design strategies, regularization and integration of urban informality with infrastructure design in the study areas.

      PubDate: 2018-05-22T22:53:47Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.03.005
       
  • Vesuvius, pizza, coffee and…Innovation: Is a new paradigm possible for
           the creative “Vesuvius Valley”, Naples, Italy'
    • Authors: Stefano De Falco
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 April 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Stefano De Falco
      To approach, in a scientific form, the issue of the analysis of the innovative character of the city of Naples, is a delicate and risky operation: positive and negative consolidated city representation paradigms represent a cumbersome burden which physiologically should be taken in charge. Any approach to the "Naples" issue, from the landscape, historical, artistic, cultural, economic, social, up to sports, has a boundless and ever growing evolution upon previous literature. In this article, there is neither presumption nor the aim of wanting one; in fact it provides an overview of the many different features of the Neapolitan territory that are as a result of an algorithm starting from assumptions, determined by the statement of the theorem that Naples is an innovative city. The aim, in a particularly happy and creative time for Naples, (Apple and Deloit have settled in the east area of Naples, while Cisco might invest in the area as well; Dolce & Gabbana recently organized a global event), is to try to check the validity of the "Florida's theorem" for this city, leaving, however, the reader the chance, the opportunity, and perhaps the pleasure, to judge the true and complete paradigm that governs the "Vesuvius Valley" and so answer this question: Are the famous folk icons of the city of Naples, such as Vesuvius, pizza and coffee, urban factors that help to create and to facilitate the urban creativity and innovation, or hinder them, because they obscure the part of science and scientific culture of the city' This aim will be reached, less as a scientific theorem and more as a proposal supported by objective elements to be "delivered" to the reader, through the following statement complex: I) it is true that in the Vesuvius valley people live in a creative climate; II) the creative climate of the Vesuvius valley is not generated "by necessity" caused by the absence of industries because Naples, in the past, was a Fordist city; III) Vesuvius valley is a post-Fordist urban area where a major effort is being made to enhance the knowledge economy and where Florida's third T, or Technology, is very present within Universities, research centers and the most technological companies in the world (Apple's settlement is an example).

      PubDate: 2018-04-25T15:45:33Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.03.002
       
  • Towards an ideal typical live music city
    • Authors: Paul Baird; Michael Scott
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 April 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Paul Baird, Michael Scott


      PubDate: 2018-04-25T15:45:33Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.03.003
       
  • Cultural industries and spatial economic growth a model for the emergence
           of the creative cluster in the architecture of Toronto
    • Authors: Ezequiel Avilés Ochoa; Paola Marbella Canizalez Ramírez
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 March 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ezequiel Avilés Ochoa, Paola Marbella Canizalez Ramírez
      While the establishment of innovative forms of production and commercialization expressed in cultural industries contributes to an increase in culture, there is a significant lack of tools to assess the contribution of these innovations. This work creates a theoretical model that offers empirical evidence to explain the possibilities of growth and consolidation of spatial agglomerations endogenously from the endogenous growth theory to explain the emergence and consolidation of the Architecture Cluster at the Toronto Central Metropolitan Area in Canada (CMA). The study relies on a quantitative co-relational/causal-historical analysis methodology based on information obtained from the Canada and Toronto CMA Industry Profiles to test the hypothesis that cultural industries improve the development of the regional and local economy. The premise is to model accurate evidence that explains the importance of culture in relation to the generation of value and economic development. The results demonstrate that the endogenous dynamics of the region establish a cycle of growth in which the incidence of specialization, human capital, economies of agglomeration and complementarity between firms and industries determine the competitiveness of the region and the city, and the emergence of a creative architectural cluster in Toronto. This can be verified through the strong values of the concentration index in multiple correlations.

      PubDate: 2018-04-25T15:45:33Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.03.001
       
  • The transformation of traditional commercial blocks in China:
           Characteristics and mechanisms of youthification
    • Authors: Zuopeng Ma; Chenggu Li; Yanjun Liu; Jing Zhang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 February 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Zuopeng Ma, Chenggu Li, Yanjun Liu, Jing Zhang
      To understand the diversities and complexities of the gentrification of commercial blocks, this study investigated the relationship between young people and China's commercial blocks through the lens of ‘youthification’. The significance of this research lies in utilizing first-hand data to decode the characteristics and mechanisms of the youthification of commercial blocks in China. Through analyzing retail activities in the Guilin Road Commercial Block, the characteristics and mechanisms of youthification are identified. The youthification of this commercial block is characterized by a large-scale influx of young people, clubbing and nightlife, popular cultural and creative activities, and the distinctive culture of roadside stands. The emergence and development of youthification in traditional commercial blocks can be closely linked with globalization and cultural identity, local factors, the youthification of the population composition of surrounding areas, and an inclusive commercial atmosphere. The key differences of the youthification of commercial blocks between China and Western countries mainly concern three aspects: the developmental background, the role undertaken by the government and the participation of young people.

      PubDate: 2018-04-25T15:45:33Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.02.001
       
  • “It's about half and half”: Austerity, possibility and daily life
           inside a depopulated Detroit neighborhood
    • Authors: Paul Draus; Juliette Roddy; Anthony McDuffie
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 February 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Paul Draus, Juliette Roddy, Anthony McDuffie


      PubDate: 2018-02-26T20:39:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2018.01.001
       
  • ‘Smart food city’: Conceptual relations between smart city planning,
           urban food systems and innovation theory
    • Authors: Damian Maye
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 January 2018
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Damian Maye
      This paper develops a conceptual link between smart city planning and urban food systems research in terms of governance and innovation. The ‘smart city’ concept is linked to an urban research agenda which seeks to embed advances in technology and data collection into the infrastructures of urban environments. Through this neoliberal framework, market-led and technological solutions to city governance and development are prioritised. The urban food movement has a different trajectory compared to the smart city agenda, comprising a diverse mix of urban food production practices, including community and grassroots-based social innovations, and associated more recently with food security discourses. Recognising these ideological and epistemological differences (between the smart city and the urban food movement) is important for conceptualisations of ‘smart food city’ governance. Based on theoretical reflections, review material and findings from a European project on city-region food systems, the paper argues that smart technology can be an important part of the solution to city food challenges but in combination with social innovations to enable flexible modes of governance that are inclusive, technologically and socially-orientated and linked to specific city-region contexts. Key elements include city regionalism, new organisational structures and connectivities, a circular model of metabolism and social practices.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T20:39:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.12.001
       
  • Societal integration that matters: Place making experience of Macquarie
           Park Innovation District, Sydney
    • Authors: Surabhi Pancholi; Tan Yigitcanlar; Mirko Guaralda
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 October 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Surabhi Pancholi, Tan Yigitcanlar, Mirko Guaralda
      Place making is recognised as a key strategy for supporting knowledge generation and innovation activities in the contemporary knowledge and innovation spaces. This study aims to probe into place making approaches in this context by focusing on the societal integration issue—a critical element in the place making practice. The paper places one of the fastest growing knowledge and innovation spaces from Australia—Macquarie Park Innovation District of Sydney, the largest knowledge and innovation cluster of the country—under the microscope. The methodological approach includes an interview-based qualitative analysis to capture the perceptions of a diverse range of key stakeholders. The study finds that: (a) Societal integration is a core objective of the place making strategy in knowledge and innovation spaces, and strengthens knowledge-based urban development endeavours, and; (b) Transparency in politico-economic processes, connectivity in physical and socio-cultural realms, and coordination between distinct and diverse needs of stakeholders are critical for place making through societal integration.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T20:39:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.004
       
  • Introduction: Innovation and identity in next-generation smart cities
    • Authors: Hoon Han; Scott Hawken
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 December 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Hoon Han, Scott Hawken
      Cultural nuance, human behaviour and social identity require greater attention within the emerging smart city phenomenon. This special issue critically considers identity and urban culture as central to the smart city challenge. Current discourse on smart cities is obsessed with technological capability and development. Global rankings reduce cities to a one-dimensional business model and series of metrics. If the term ‘smart city’ is to have any enduring value, technology must be used to develop a city's unique cultural identity and quality of life for the future. The editorial reviews emerging research on the cultural dimensions of urban innovation and smart cities and places the six special issue papers within a theoretical context. Each paper critiques smart city theories in relation to the practical challenge of enhancing urban identity, quality and value at a range of scales and geographic contexts. Three main themes are used to frame the debate on smart cities and urban innovation: 1) local development histories, 2) face-to-face relationships and 3) local community scales. Each of these themes is lacking in current smart city approaches and requires innovative approaches to integrate into the smart city of tomorrow.

      PubDate: 2017-12-27T01:28:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.12.003
       
  • Is diversity our strength' An analysis of the facts and fancies of
           diversity in Toronto
    • Authors: Donya Ahmadi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 December 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Donya Ahmadi
      A prominent characteristic of the city of Toronto is its increasing diversity, with half of the city's population being foreign-born. While the concept of diversity appeals to Toronto's reputation as a multi-cultural haven, the city's approach to managing diversity is becoming increasingly instrumentalist, i.e. diversity is considered an asset as long as its benefits are economically valuable. This is illustrated socio-spatially by the fact that inner-city neighbourhoods in Toronto are thriving due to development projects and services, while the most diverse neighbourhoods in the inner-suburbs are left in a dire state. This article presents an analysis of how the concept of diversity used within policy euphemises systemic discrimination and inequality based on race, class and gender. It serves to reveal the mismatch between policy rhetoric on diversity and its materialisation in the daily lives of the inhabitants of a low-income Toronto inner-suburb, by juxtaposing policy discourses with inhabitants’ everyday experiences. By illustrating how inhabitants reproduce negative essentialised stereotypes based on diversity markers, the article argues that talking diversity as an alternative to or an escape from problematising the intertwined systems of race, class and gender oppression, could potentially serve to perpetuate them.

      PubDate: 2017-12-27T01:28:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.11.002
       
  • Smart cities and urban data platforms: Designing interfaces for smart
           governance
    • Authors: Sarah Barns
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 November 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sarah Barns
      The proliferation of smart city policies worldwide in recent years has seen digital infrastructure, urban data and software design play increasingly central roles in the contemporary governance of the city. This article addresses the role of urban data platforms in supporting the delivery of smart city initiatives by city governments, with a view to establishing a typology for effective strategic investments in urban data interfaces aligned to governance objectives. Drawing on a range of different interfaces and approaches, the article discusses the proliferation of urban data platforms through a set of distinct functions and typologies. The discussion aims to position urban data platforms as key sites for the development of new governance models for smart cities, and forums in which decision-makers, researchers, urbanists and technologists seek to test the potentials and pitfalls of data-driven methodologies in addressing a range of contemporary urban challenges.

      PubDate: 2017-11-17T16:48:48Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.006
       
  • Toward understanding creative placemaking in a socio-political context
    • Authors: Ryan Salzman; Marisa Yerace
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 November 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ryan Salzman, Marisa Yerace
      The 21st century has been witness to significant changes in technology and individual behavior, yet despite those changes we still look to traditional forms of political engagement to explain contemporary political phenomena. This project explores a new form of associational behavior: creative placemaking. Driven by the work of urban and community planners, creative placemaking seeks to activate a public-facing space through the deliberate actions of people in a built environment. With interviews of 24 individuals in the greater Cincinnati area we explore the nature of creative placemaking using the tools of social science. Our inquiry is focused on distilling how these individuals define placemaking and the outcomes and implications of that behavior. Interviewees consistently highlight goal-oriented placemaking and projects deemed “authentic” for the neighborhoods of focus with significant emphasis placed on participation, connections, and pride in one's community. Our study also finds that placemaking is not an exclusively urban phenomenon, with placemaking events taking place well outside Cincinnati's urban counties. And while policy can be a roadblock for placemaking, it is not insurmountable. In sum, this project begins to answer important research questions about engagement in the 21st century while elucidating a robust research agenda.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T16:01:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.10.004
       
  • Smart cities and digital workplace culture in the global European context:
           Amsterdam, London and Paris
    • Authors: Michelangelo Vallicelli
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Michelangelo Vallicelli
      Until recently, knowledge-intensive work activities have predominantly taken place in office buildings as a specialized form of economic infrastructure. New digital technologies together with an economic and organizational transition from closed firms to open platforms has changed the pattern of work within the modern metropolis. The office building is no longer the sole workplace typology and work activity has intensified in other urban locations. The questions then are: "How might smart cities reinterpret workplace culture at the urban scale outside the framework of office buildings typology'" and "Which tools and methodologies can be used to make digital workplace culture visible at the urban scale'" In order to answer these questions, workplaces are observed not as private architectural spaces but as compositions of "subjective urban experiences". A Twitter data analysis provides evidence of workplace spatial culture within the innovative global cities of Amsterdam, London and Paris, interpreted as behavior settings. This analysis shows that office pattern locations are generally distributed independently to knowledge intensive business services and workplace demand, as expressed through social media analyses. In addition to office buildings, transit hubs, urban amenities and new digital services play a key role in reframing workplace location. Moving beyond generic visions for digital work in outer spaces, big data therefore provides specific insights and incentives for considering workplace design at the urban scale.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T16:01:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.10.001
       
  • Culture in sustainable urban development: Practices and policies for
           spaces of possibility and institutional innovations
    • Authors: Sacha Kagan; Antoniya Hauerwaas; Verena Holz; Patricia Wedler
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sacha Kagan, Antoniya Hauerwaas, Verena Holz, Patricia Wedler
      This article contributes to an exploration of the relations between culture and policies for sustainable development in cities. It discusses the potentials to advance a cultural approach to sustainable urban development by enabling urban “spaces of possibility”, relating them to institutional (social, cultural, and political) innovations. Based on empirical research in the two cities of Hamburg and Hanover, the article examines the relations between four selected cases of cultural actors/initiatives and the differing policies of the two cities, pointing at the seized or missed opportunities for innovative forms of transversal partnerships through a culturally sensitive urban policy.

      PubDate: 2017-10-18T17:08:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.005
       
  • SMLXL: Scaling the smart city, from metropolis to individual
    • Authors: Nicole Gardner; Luke Hespanhol
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Nicole Gardner, Luke Hespanhol
      The ‘smart city’ is an oft-cited techno-urban imaginary promoted by businesses and governments alike. It thinks big, and is chiefly imagined in terms of large-scale information communications systems that hinge on the collection of real-time and so-called ‘big data’. Less talked about are the human-scale implications and user-experience of the smart city. Much of the current academic scholarship on smart cities offers synoptic and technical perspectives, leaving the users of smart systems curiously unaccounted for. While they purport to empower citizens, smart cities initiatives are rarely focused at the citizen-scale, nor do they necessarily attend to the ways initiatives can be user-led or co-designed. Drawing on the outcomes of a university studio, this article rethinks the smart city as a series of urban scales—metropolis, community, individual, and personal—and proposes an analytical model for classifying smart city initiatives in terms of engagement. Informed by the theory of proxemics, the model proposed analyses smart city initiatives in terms of the scope of their features and audience size; the actors accountable for their deployment and maintenance; their spatial reach; and the ability of design solutions to re-shape and adapt to different urban scenarios and precincts. We argue that the significance of this model lies in its potential to facilitate modes of thinking across and between scales in ways that can gauge the levels of involvement in the design of digitally mediated urban environments, and productively re-situate citizens as central to the design of smart city initiatives.

      PubDate: 2017-07-24T12:18:18Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.006
       
  • Design value in citizen's safety: Bogota City-Hall 1995–2003
    • Authors: Angélica Lascar Posada; María de los Ángeles González Pérez; Samira Kadamani; Juliette Ospina
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Angélica Lascar Posada, María de los Ángeles González Pérez, Samira Kadamani, Juliette Ospina
      Security has become a central issue in the governance of cities around the world. In the case of Bogota-Colombia, in the last 30 years the security policy has gone from prevention to crime control, with projects oriented to institutional strengthening, citizenship and public space. Under these policies, design has not been real influence. In this context it is necessary to analyze the design value from the different security initiatives of three of Bogota's most representative municipalities, and thus determine how the design intervened. This, as a starting point to understand which of this approaches contributed to the transformation of the public policies in security, and to determine the different fields of action in which Design could contribute to the government of the city. The analysis of these initiatives is based on three scenarios: institutional construction, organic construction and hybrid construction, which in turn are articulated to the value of design: utility, efficiency, experience and ideology. This paper concentrates in the municipalities of Antanas Mockus (1995–1997/2001–2003) and Enrique Peñalosa (1998–2001), emphasizing in the first the values of design of experience and ideology, while in the second is articulated to the value of efficiency.

      PubDate: 2017-07-12T17:16:23Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.003
       
  • Blending pop-up urbanism and participatory technologies: Challenges and
           opportunities for inclusive city making
    • Authors: Joel Fredericks; Luke Hespanhol; Callum Parker; Dawei Zhou; Martin Tomitsch
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Joel Fredericks, Luke Hespanhol, Callum Parker, Dawei Zhou, Martin Tomitsch
      This article investigates the use of participatory technologies for augmenting urban governance by giving citizens and local communities a voice in the city making process. We present a series of situated and temporary pop-up interventions deployed in public spaces that demonstrate the use of participatory technologies for engaging citizens in localised conversations. Through two field studies of digitally augmented pop-up interventions we discuss the value of various digital and analogue engagement channels and their effectiveness for allowing people to submit their views on various city making initiatives. We outline our design process and discuss the impacts of using multiple engagement channels to engage with a broader cross-section of society in the city making process. The article concludes on challenges and opportunities for digital placemaking strategies, and how such strategies can contribute to wider smart city initiatives.

      PubDate: 2017-07-12T17:16:23Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.005
       
  • Urban innovation through policy integration: Critical perspectives from
           100 smart cities mission in India
    • Authors: Sarbeswar Praharaj; Jung Hoon Han; Scott Hawken
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sarbeswar Praharaj, Jung Hoon Han, Scott Hawken
      Smart cities commentary often highlights the technological and entrepreneurial aspects of the city. But, the dimensions of local policy and politics is surprisingly little debated. Mega cities in the rapidly urbanising economies develop a plethora of urban policies and plans cultivated by various state and local agencies. These are often overlapping or conflicting and as a result do not produce desired outcomes. Prospective smart cities tend to add a new layer of plan and devise extra institutional instrument in to this already complex environment. We challenge this idea of smart cities being another stand-alone initiative and explore how integration of plans and unification of smart city visions with the overarching city development goals can better support effective urban transformation and local innovation. This research addresses the complex planning and governance mechanisms in the world's fastest growing economy – India - which has initiated an ambitious mission to transform 100 urban areas across the country into “smart cities”. The federal program involves the provision of centrally devised guidelines for smart city development. These combined with local level policy and institutional initiatives in designated smart cities in India shape a multiplicity of policies and programs. A two-level case study is presented in this paper as a critical polemic on this policy landscape. Investigation along these lines provide opportunities for identification of underlying patterns and challenges of smart city developments in India. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for building sound smart city policy frameworks in emerging economies.

      PubDate: 2017-07-02T19:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.004
       
  • An empirical research framework for the aesthetic appreciation of the
           urban environment
    • Authors: Keiko Makino
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Keiko Makino
      The present article aims to construct an empirical research framework for the aesthetic appreciation of the urban environment. By applying the concept of “environmental aesthetics” to “consumer aesthetics,” the present article remarks that urban environments are considered as aesthetic environments when they resemble natural environments. This article proposes an empirical research framework composed of two factors. The first factor is the similarity of the urban environment to the natural environment. This factor is classified into two categories: (1) assimilation into the natural environment and (2) natural change caused by the passage of time. The second factor is the consumer's relationship with the urban environment. This factor is also classified into two categories, borrowing the two terms of environmental aesthetics: (1) “engaged” and (2) “observational.” This article also discusses the research methods appropriate for this framework.

      PubDate: 2017-06-16T19:01:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.001
       
  • Knowing communities and the innovative capacity of cities
    • Authors: Ignasi Capdevila
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ignasi Capdevila
      The aim of this paper is to emphasize the role that actors outside firms, especially communities, play in facilitating both the local and the global knowledge dynamics, thus contributing to the innovative and creative capacity of cities. The proposed community-based model complements the buzz-and-pipeline model (Bathelt, Malmberg, & Maskell, 2004; Maskell, Bathelt, & Malmberg, 2006) that claims that clusters of economic activity need both a rich “local buzz” and the creation of “global pipelines” with external actors to increase their innovative capacity. The paper argues that the knowledge transfer between distant similar communities is facilitated by the cognitive proximity that bonds members of knowing communities and that appears more determinant than geographic proximity. This community-based model is empirically illustrated by a three-case study on different knowing communities in Barcelona (of fabbers, coworkers and makers).

      PubDate: 2017-06-12T18:40:35Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.05.003
       
 
 
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