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?
Second in our ‘Activating Our Cities’ series, Citizen Engagement with the Changing City provides in-depth insight into how to engage citizens and city-building in the complex, contemporary city. 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.
Contact: Managing & Commissioning Editor Sally Hussey
Download the first in the series ‘Activating Our Cities’: Public Engagement with the Smart City