Community Informatics and Sustainability: Why Social Capital Matters

  title={Community Informatics and Sustainability: Why Social Capital Matters},
  author={Lyn E. Simpson},
  journal={J. Community Informatics},
This paper adopts a holistic approach to explain why social capital matters for effective implementation, widespread uptake, greater social inclusion, and the sustainability of CI initiatives. It describes a theoretical framework drawn from diffusion of innovation, community development and social capital theories. The framework emphasises the interplay between physical infrastructure (including hard technologies and their location in the community), soft technologies (including capacity… CONTINUE READING
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