Augmenting public urban spaces : the impact of the digital future on the design of public urban spaces
Houghton, Kirralie (2010) Augmenting public urban spaces : the impact of the digital future on the design of public urban spaces. In Queensland Planner, PIA Australia Queensland Division, Hyatt Resort, Coolum, Queensland, pp. 19-23.
Social media digital and technologies surround us. We are moving into an age of ubiquitous (that is everywhere) computing. New media and information and communication technologies already impact on many aspects of everyday life including work, home and leisure. These new technologies are influencing the way that we develop social networks; understand places and location; how we navigate our cities; how we provide information about utilities and services; developing new ways to engage and participate in our communities, in planning, in governance and other decisions.
This paper presents the initial findings of the impacts that digital communication technologies are having on public urban spaces. It develops a contextual review the nexus between urban planning and technological developments with examples and case studies from around the world to highlight some of the potential directions for urban planning in Queensland and Australia. It concludes with some thought provoking discussion points for urban planners, architects, designers and placemakers on the future of urban informatics and urban design, questions such as: how technology can enhance ‘place’, how technology can be used to improve public participation, and how technology will change our requirements of public places?
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||urban informatics, urban design, public places, digital communications, augmented|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified (100599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
|Divisions:||Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||10 Jan 2011 23:36|
|Last Modified:||11 Jan 2011 06:11|
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