Emergent Technologies

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  • Title: Emergent Technologies: New Media and Urban Life
  • Author(s): Bhakti More
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Technology, Knowledge & Society
  • Keywords: Urban life, new media, urban living, technologies
  • Date: October 27, 2020
  • ISBN (hbk): 978-0-94931-360-7
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-86335-218-5
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-86335-219-2
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-219-2/CGP
  • Citation: More, Bhakti. 2020. Emergent Technologies: New Media and Urban Life. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-86335-219-2/CGP.
  • Extent: 240 pages

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Contemporary cities are witnessing a transformation with the advent of new technologies that are impacting the built environment along with the socio-cultural aspects of urban living. This volume explores how the underlying dynamics of emerging technologies will impact urban planning, design, and living. This edited volume brings together seminal contributions from researchers and academicians that establish a context to understand and reflect on the impact of emergent technologies in the socio-spatial and socio-cultural aspects of urban living. Moreover, they do so through case studies that afford an insight into neighborhood planning, contemporary design, and urban digital governance. This volume will help academicians, professionals, policymakers and other key stakeholders develop a new urban agenda, one that enlists emergent technologies to engage, connect, and build sustainable cities. Cities are melting pots of communicative actions between people and cultures. Contemporary cities are the emerging nodal centers of communication that convey a distinct civilizational experience through urban living, forms, patterns, and the built environment. Emergent Technologies: New Media and Urban Life examines the impact of new communication technologies on urban living and outlines changes in socio-spatial relations, network neutrality, the role of information communication in context of urban public spaces, augmented heritage, digital governance and culture, role of social media in cities, as well as the advent of smart cities.