[automatically translated] The collective construction of the image of the space is the basis of the sense of belonging and identity, which is an essential part of urban culture. It is crucial for the development of an adequate civic conscience and for the activation of actually valid and effective participatory processes. The spread of new information technologies, also accessible to non-specialist users, opens up a whole series of scenarios in which the exchange and sharing, as well as the co-production of information geo-referenced, are an opportunity for interaction between inhabitants of a territory and political and institutional decision-makers. Certainly the systematic study of self-referenced and informal initiatives appears quite difficult to deal with, but the benefits that can be derived in terms of improved decision making make essential research in this direction. Briefly some examples of Italian and European experiences about, to give an idea of the vast existing case studies and possible future developments.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|