An urban informatics approach to smart city learning in architecture and urban design education

Caldwell, Glenda Amayo, Foth, Marcus, & Guaralda, Mirko (2013) An urban informatics approach to smart city learning in architecture and urban design education. IxD&A (Interaction Design and Architecture (s)), 17(Summer), pp. 7-28.

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Abstract

This study aims to redefine spaces of learning to places of learning through the direct engagement of local communities as a way to examine and learn from real world issues in the city. This paper exemplifies Smart City Learning, where the key goal is to promote the generation and exchange of urban design ideas for the future development of South Bank, in Brisbane, Australia, informing the creation of new design policies responding to the needs of local citizens. Specific to this project was the implementation of urban informatics techniques and approaches to promote innovative engagement strategies. Architecture and Urban Design students were encouraged to review and appropriate real-time, ubiquitous technology, social media, and mobile devices that were used by urban residents to augment and mediate the physical and digital layers of urban infrastructures. Our study’s experience found that urban informatics provide an innovative opportunity to enrich students’ place of learning within the city.

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ID Code: 61486
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Smart City Learning - Visions and practical Implementations: toward Horizon 2020
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Keywords: Urban informatics, architecture, urban design, university education, tertiary education, smart city learning, guerrilla research tactics, place-making, community engagement, HERN
ISSN: 1826-9745
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2013 23:38
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 22:08

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