Title

Community Informatics and the New Urbanism: Incorporating Information and Communication Technologies into Planning Integrated Urban Communities

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The growing development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has influenced the use of urban spaces. People tend to depreciate physical place, while they extend structures of associational life beyond geographic limitation and focus on a place-less, networked form of human relationship as community. On the other hand, urban spaces are strategically designed and developed with the help of technological innovation to boost local tourism, draw global investment, and effectively control the public. This study deals with this technology-driven, bifurcated, urban spatial transformation. First, we discuss what drives such change and how the use of ICTs affects the way people use urban spaces. Based on this assessment, we address a normative use of ICTs for community-based urban planning. For this, we provide the concept, Community Informatics-Supported New Urbanism (CI-NU), which basically suggests ways of collaboration between community informatics practitioners and new urbanists to accomplish their shared goals of integrated community development.

Original Citation

Shin, Y. & Shin, D-H. (2012). Community Informatics and the New Urbanism: Incorporating Information and Communication Technologies into Planning Integrated Urban Communities. Journal of Urban Technology 19(1), 23-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2012.626698