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The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place

Germaine Halegoua


The Digital City focuses on the interface of people, urban place, and the role that digital media play in placemaking endeavors. Critics have understood digital media as forces that alienate and disembed users from space and place. This book argues that the exact opposite processes are observable: many different actors are consciously and habitually using digital technologies to re-embed themselves within urban space. Five case studies from cities around the world illustrate the concept of “re-placeing” by showing how different populations employ urban broadband networks, social and locative m ... More

Keywords: digital media, placemaking, smart city, city, urbanism, digital connectivity, social media, mobility, broadband networks, geography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479839216
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479839216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Germaine Halegoua, author
University of Kansas

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