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The Hackable City

Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society

Editors: de Lange, Michiel, de Waal, Martijn (Eds.)

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  • Presents the best papers from the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015
  • Explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making
  • Relates examples of bottom-up or participatory city-making practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes
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About this book

This open access book presents a selection of the best contributions to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015, combining a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers. It explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making, relating examples of bottom-up or participatory practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes, as well as issues of governance and institutional policymaking.

About the authors

Michiel de Lange is an assistant professor in new media studies at Utrecht University’s Department of Media and Culture Studies. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy (2010) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and works as a researcher and lecturer in the field of (mobile) media, urban culture, identity and play. He is the co-founder of The Mobile City, a platform for the study of new media and urbanism, and the [urban interfaces] research group at Utrecht University.

Martijn de Waal is a lector at the Lectorate of Play & Civic Media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He holds a PhD from the University of Groningen (2012) and is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of urban media, place making and citizen empowerment. His book ‘The City as Interface: How Digital Media are Changing the City’ has been internationally well received, and he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at both academic and professional conferences around the world.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction—The Hacker, the City and Their Institutions: From Grassroots Urbanism to Systemic Change

    Pages 1-22

    Waal, Martijn (et al.)

  • Power to the People: Hacking the City with Plug-In Interfaces for Community Engagement

    Pages 25-50

    Hespanhol, Luke (et al.)

  • Rapid Street Game Design: Prototyping Laboratory for Urban Change

    Pages 51-65

    Bedö, Viktor

  • The City as Perpetual Beta: Fostering Systemic Urban Acupuncture

    Pages 67-92

    Fredericks, Joel (et al.)

  • Transforming Cities by Designing with Communities

    Pages 95-117

    Webb, Rosie (et al.)

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-981-13-2694-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-2693-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Hackable City
Book Subtitle
Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society
Editors
  • Michiel de Lange
  • Martijn de Waal
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2694-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2693-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 302
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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