Wen Lin (Newcastle University, UK)
Submission of Abstracts: 15 January 2020
Submission of Full Papers: 30 June 2020
Publication of the Issue: November/December 2020
Digital technologies, including location-aware devices and Web 2.0 technologies that allow user-generated content production, have become ubiquitous in many places. Scholars have argued that geography is experiencing a digital turn (Ash, Kitchin, & Leszczynski, 2018) and called for research in digital geography in which one might investigate how “geographies are produced through, produced by, and of the digital” (Ash et al., 2018, p. 25). At the same time, increasing attention has been given to researching the city with a ‘digital skin’ coming into being (Rabari & Storper, 2015).
This thematic issue invites papers that research digital geographies in relation to the city, either theoretically, empirically, or methodologically.
Papers can address any of the following topics, but are not limited to:
- Urban imagery in the Web 2.0 age;
- Urban governance in the Web 2.0 age;
- Digital infrastructures in the city;
- Digitally-mediated urban experiences;
- Digital urban communities;
- Digital divides in the city.
Ash, J., Kitchin, R., & Leszczynski, A. (2018). Digital turn, digital geographies? Progress in Human Geography, 42
Rabari, C., & Storper, M. (2015). The digital skin of cities: Urban theory and research in the age of the sensored and metered city, ubiquitous computing and big data. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
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