Citizen Engagement with the Changing City

In an era of increasing urbanization, twenty-first century city-building exacerbates divisions. Urbanite societies are plagued by poverty and social exclusion – not to mention the insidious corporatization that surrounds the embrace of the Smart City. So how does the future city include all citizens, not just the wealthy elite?

University of Toronto-based, Dr Shauna Brail identifies a community engagement approach to city-building. With examples across global cities – including London, Toronto and Pune, India – it shows the discernible impacts where support for social capital is prioritized.

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Published Date: 1 March 2018 Last modified on September 21, 2019

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