Can deliberation renew democracy in a digital world?

In an era of fake news, social media and public discussions among the like-minded, can deliberation renew democracy? Democracy is, seemingly, under threat the world over. Diversely labelled “democratic recession” and the “death of democracy” in the extreme, this has also given rise to “post democracy,” where parameters determining people’s living conditions are set by […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 months ago

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?

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

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‘Seeing more than you think’: a ‘data walk’ in the smart city

Smart cities are all about citizen inclusion. But just how data-aware are city-users and makers? Researchers at the Centre for Big Open Linked Data look at the social issues of ubiquitous urban digitization.

Professor Liesbet van Zoonen

Professor Liesbet van Zoonen

Dr Fadi Hirzalla

Dr Fadi Hirzalla

Jiska Engelbert

Dr Jiska Engelbert

Linda Zuijderwijk

Linda Zuijderwijk

Luuk Schokker

Luuk Schokker 

2 years ago

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