chapter  19
18 Pages

Planning and Managing the Augmented City: ICT Planning in Medium-sized Cities in São Paulo, Brazil

ByRodrigo J. Firmino

It seems to be common sense, after two or three decades of speculation and studies about the intensification of communication through the use of increasingly sophisticated Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), that we have exponentially increased our ability to interact and expand our personal and collective boundaries. And so has urban space. The intangible relations between physical space and what Manovich (2002) calls “dataspace” – data, information, and all kinds of flows that invisibly populate spaces and places – are contributing to the existence of what can be called augmented reality, and analogously, augmented city.