Virtual City Models 4 Public Engagement

A PhD blog about urban governance, spatial planning, and user engagement

Smarter past, smarter future: lessons for smart cities

This blog post was initially published on the Young Academics blog of the AESOP network.  The smart city is much discussed as a sustainable urban development model. However, as discussed … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The smart, resilient city: cliché or oxymoron?

The following post was submitted to the Young Academics blog of the AESOP network. You can find the original here.  And here is it is also: The smart city concept … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Geospatial acts: the special place of participatory mapping within cities

This blog post is a reflection on the complex relationships between the material and the virtual, public participation and exclusion, space and place, tools and users, hardware and interface, and … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Online mapping resources

Thanks to current htlml5 functionalities, there are loads of easy-to-use mapping applications around. Here is a short list that will grow with time, according to my experimentations. Note: this may … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Toward Cyborg PPGIS

  Here it is, the first in a long-term series. “Toward Cyborg PPGIS: exploring socio-technical requirements for the use of web-based PPGIS in two municipal planning cases, Stockholm region, Sweden”, … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Through the Looking Glass…

… or why public engagement in cities should be about (more than) reflexion/reflection   Intriguing mirror ball… Is it really me I am seeing there? Read the blog post  @ … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Public engagement is not a game – or should be?

Note: blog under construction. But you get exclusive access to the teaser. Witnessing growing innovation in public engagement, including the use of online video games such as Minecraft (and its UN-Habitat … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Toward Inclusive Cities 3.0

This blog post was initially published on the Young Academics Blog of the AESOP network. Also:  @aesopYA @YAblog Is participatory planning about engaging everyone and making cities inclusive? Or about satisfying … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

3D cities, urban decay and street art: different perspectives of modernity

On a trip to Valencia in May, it struck me how many contrasts I saw there, right in the middle of the old city. It was the starting point of … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Public participation in the 3rd Millenium

Here is the first blog post that I have had the opportunity and honour to post on the YA AESOP blog, the blog of the Young Academics section of the … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment