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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Digital Cities

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Call for papers SPECIAL SECTION: DIGITAL CITIES
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) shape the world in many ways. New
ubiquitous and mobile technological urban infrastructures, essentially supported by ICTs,
are the basis of these challenges to the understanding, construction and management of
contemporary cities. In its next issue, urbe
(Brazilian journal of urban management) will
have a dedicated section with which we intend to address the dilemmas associated with
physical and electronic urban spaces in the construction of what many scholars, public
managers and technicians call digital cities. Digital cities may have many, perhaps
even an endless number of different meanings and interpretations. The aim of this
special section of urbe therefore, is to bring forth some of these meanings and try to
establish their significance We would like to invite researchers to submit papers to this
special section of urbe
(www.pucpr.br/urbe). We welcome papers dealing with the social
and historical construction of digital cities, from both a conceptual and practical point of
view. Digital cities are built and managed under the influence of an emerging global
urban infrastructure based on ICTs, and these experiences could enlighten and bring
new ideas about the paradigmatic challenges upon contemporary cities that could be
relevant to a variety of readers from urban studies, urban and social history, geography,
cultural studies, architecture and urbanism, technology and society, sociology, planning,
as well as practitioners working for public and private planning departments, and local
authorities’ officials.
urbe publishes papers in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Instructions for
authors can be found at: http://bit.ly/urbe_authors
Deadline: February 15, 2011

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