The Journal of Community Informatics

The Journal of Community Informatics provides an opportunity for Community Informatics researchers and others to share their work with the larger community. Through the Journal's application of a rigorous peer review process, knowledge and awareness concerning the community use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is being brought to a wider professional audience.

In addition, the Journal makes available key documents, “points of view”, notes from the field and other materials that will be of wider interest within the community of those working in Community Informatics.

Original funding for the Journal was provided by the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), a project funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

Statistics concerning the readership of individual articles may be found here and daily/monthly journal access statistics may be found here.

Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.

Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
Vancouver, CANADA

The current issue: Vol. 10, No 3 (2014)

Special Issue: Community Informatics and Urban Planning


Previous issues are available in the Journal Archives

About Community Informatics

Community informatics (CI) is the study and practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). See the Wikipedia entry on Community Informatics for an overview of the field.

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Please register as an author and follow the instructions for uploading your proposed article. This begins the review process.

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To be a reviewer for the Journal of Community Informatics, send an e-mail to the editor indicating your qualifications and research interests or complete a reader registration profile and check the box at the bottom of the page.


This is a service available to graduate students and junior researchers, particularly from Less Developed Countries, to help them present their research in a way that is appropriate to the requirements of professional academic publishing. We strongly suggest that those submitting their articles to the Journal of Community Informatics who may not have previous experience in publishing in a peer-reviewed international journal, and qualify for support from AuthorAid, make contact with this service prior to submitting for publication.


Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development & Training

Supporting Organizations

Community Informatics Research Network Graduate School of Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Universiti Malaysia Sarawak



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Vol 10, No 3 (2014): Special Issue: Community Informatics and Urban Planning

Table of Contents


Community Informatics in Cities: New Catalysts for Urban Change HTML
Liisa Marjatta Horelli, David Sadoway
Smart Cities vs. Smart Communities: Empowering Citizens not Market Economics HTML
Michael Gurstein


Expanded Urban Planning as a Vehicle for Understanding and Shaping Smart, Liveable Cities HTML
Aija Staffans, Liisa Horelli
Rethinking Third Places: Contemporary Design With Technology HTML
Nemanja Memarovic, Sidney Fels, Junia Anacleto, Roberto Calderon, Federico Gobbo, John M. Carroll
Augmented Reality at the Service of Participatory Urban Planning and Community Informatics – a case study from Vienna HTML
Florian Reinwald, Martin Berger, Christop Stoik, Mario Platzer, Doris Damyanovic
Community-based Pedestrian Mapmaking HTML
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
Exploring the use of PPGIS in self-organizing urban development: Case softGIS in Pacific Beach HTML
Kaisa Schmidt-Thome, Sirkku Wallin, Tiina Laatikainen, Jonna Kangasoja, Marketta Kyttä
Neighborhood Planning of Technology: Physical Meets Digital City from the Bottom-Up with Aging Payphones HTML
Benjamin Stokes, François Bar, Karl Baumann, Ben Caldwell
Empowering Newcomers with Low-Tech Workshops and High-Tech Analyses HTML
Katia Balassiano, Christopher J. Seeger
The ‘Urban Spacebook’ experimental process: Co-designing a Platform for Participation HTML
Corelia Elena Baibarac

Notes from the field

(Re)Prioritizing Citizens in Smart Cities Governance: Examples of Smart Citizenship from Urban India HTML
David Sadoway, Satyarupa Shekhar
Urban Acupuncture in the era on Ubiquitous Media HTML
Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico
ICTs Encouraging Changes in the Citizen's Relationship with Government and Urban Space: Brazilian Examples HTML
Geisa Bugs
The Right(s) to the Hybrid City and the Role of DIY Networking HTML
Panayotis Antoniadis, Ileana Apostol
ICT-Mediated Adaptive Capacity of Environmental Third Sector in Australia HTML
Subas P. Dhakal

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441