Virtual City Models 4 Public Engagement

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

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

Malmö goes virtual + engaging

Malmö is an emblematic city, though few people outside of Sweden and Denmark know about the city. The rest of Europe (and Sweden) has a lot to learn from Malmö on … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s in a tool?

Just about anything under the sun can function as a tool, for someone, or for something. Your iPhone, communal washing machine, favourite social media, airplane to a sunny destination, or chopping … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who owns the city? asks Saskia Sassen

In a Guardian article entitled “Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all”, dated Tuesday 24 November 2015, Saskia Sassen, renowned academic and Professor of Sociology … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gone swimming in Berlin (in the Spree)

Berlin has been rated one of the world’s most sustainable cities by the design and asset management consultancy ARCADIS. Amongst other things, sustainability in Berlin means that residents will have … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beyond Storm Desmond – Thinking long term resilience

Climate Outreach, a research and communications consultancy focusing on climate change (formerly named COIN), blog after Storm Desmond which caused major floods in the North of England and in Scotland … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spotni(c)k the city

The young Swedish startup Spotscale is broadening its project portfolio through a competition: if you want your building/house/favourite hangout to be drone-digitised and 3D printed, visit their fun and colourful … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment