[Space and Place] Paper about locative media and urban studies

The paper we wrote (Mauro and me) about IT and urban studies has been accepted: TO LIVE OR TO MASTER THE CITY: THE CITIZEN DILEMMASOME REFLECTIONS ON URBAN SPACES FRUITION AND ON THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGE ONE'S ATTITUDE. This is about how IT could offer new way to re-appropriate the city.

Abstract: Without any claim of presenting scientific results, this article will present some reflections on different attitudes we can find in citizens towards their city. We categorised here two different behaviours that we connected to an active or passive role in the community. Our idea is that IT, and location awareness in particular, may support a shift of attitudes towards a more vibrant citizenry. A review of projects into this domain will be presented.

Keywords: urban planning, mobile learning, e-government, informal learning, CSCL, social knowledge, public authoring, civic discourse