Alessandro Aurigi

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In the second half of the 1990s in Europe the concept of the so-called ‘digital city’, the enhancement of urban functions, management and regeneration processes through the deployment of information and communication technologies, started emerging. Much attention – and indeed hype – was generated about the phenomenon, and pan-European organisation and(More)
This paper describes how an example of ‘digital city’ initiative in Europe was conceived and shaped in its early phases of development. The paper deals with Digital City Bristol, and looks at its deployment from a social constructivist perspective, focusing on the actors involved in the initiative, and the processes of interpretation and negotiation they(More)
Since the early 1990s, and particularly with the popularization of the Internet and the World Wide Web, a wave of experiments and initiatives has emerged, aiming at facilitating city functions such as community activities, local economies and municipal services. This chapter reviews advancements of worldwide activities focused on the creation of regional(More)
This article deals with the increasingly digital augmentation of urban space and looks at how so far initiatives in this sense have been deployed in a way that is disconnected from urban design knowledge and practice. The aim here is to contribute to a reflection on how urban design perspectives can – and should – play an important role in informing such(More)
In this paper we seek to reflect on the way in which 'digital cities' later re-emerge as 'smart cities' (both in terms of the approaches and also the actual cities) and what lessons can be learned about the role of ICTs in how they shape urban space. We will focus on looking at how the lack of understanding of the city as a 'place' is often a common factor(More)
In the mid 1990s a widespread interest towards all 'digital' – and mainly Internet-based – things started growing. Economy seemed to be destined to follow an inevitable e-trajectory altogether, and many commentators seemed to suggest that the new frontier of cyberspace was quickly going to provide solutions overcoming most spatial and social problems.(More)
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