The Effect of Digital Media in Reviving Urban Public Spaces

Magued, Nesma and Abdel-Salam, Hassan and Elsayed Hasan, Asmaa (2022) The Effect of Digital Media in Reviving Urban Public Spaces. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. ISSN 2521-3938

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Urban public spaces have always been valued by city residents and experts. Pioneers and critics have managed to develop several evaluation parameters that indicate space efficiency and success. Unfortunately, a new social trend is emerging, pushing the public towards virtual life. People's over reliance on media is unprecedented. Public spaces' importance is decreasing, they are becoming more deserted than ever. Urbanisation has pushed this phenomenon to its extreme. However, what is regarded as a massive defeat and a huge promoter of public space abandonment, can be interpreted differently. Digital media can be utilised in public domain revitalisation. The study focuses on public space assessment, using nine qualities retrieved from the literature review, followed by a proposal of prospects for reviving the common realm using media tools. This was accredited by the case study of a neighborhood park in Smouha, Alexandria. A questionnaire was used in order to determine the effect of several media interventions' suggestions on qualities of success of the park, and how far they can reestablish the lost spaces. This research aims to reach a clear conclusion about the effect of media use in public involvement and on space qualities to reach specific recommendations for public space improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qualities of Success, Digital Media, Smart Urban Spaces, Assessment, Public Involvement
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 15:52
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 14:12

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