Geoforum Perspektiv 2021-01-07T11:27:30+01:00 Line Hvingel Open Journal Systems <p>Geoforum Perspektiv is a peer-reviewed journal published by Geoforum Denmark, read more about this organisation here <a title="Geoforum" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>.<br>The aim of the Journal is to enhance the ongoing research within the field of spatial information.</p> Using data to Rethink Cities for people in a Post-COVID19 World 2021-01-05T11:37:25+01:00 Liselott Stenfeldt <p>People bring cities to life. They interact, work, socialise and travel. Without this, cities are just collections of buildings and infrastructure. The way we connect to cities is by developing a “sense of place”. The concept describes how we perceive and attach to places we use daily. This connection with cities changes over time but is always grounded in sense of place. Due to covid-19, this relationship and connection is on hiatus all over the world.</p> <p>As we start planning for post-covid cities, we need to recognize the task and importance to better understand what the pandemics represents for cities and why it has and can change people’s sense of place so profoundly. One way to do this, is to turn to data - as a compass in uncertain times. Data can be seen as the bridge that will allow us to create new meaningful forms of value for people in the cities. Yet our collective ability to collect and organise this data and to exploit it in a way that delivers better urban services and a better society for everyone is at best formative and uneven.</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Liselott Stenfeldt Data Literacy in The Smart City 2021-01-03T21:09:49+01:00 Jane Kunze <p>Aarhus Public Libraries has been working with children collecting and analyzing data about the sound of Aarhus using micro:bits. The aim is to train the students' data literacy and at the same time have them contributing to a bigger ‘data story’ about the city. Creating awareness around the massive amounts of data that are produced by and around us, as well as inspiring local communities to utilize this data is important, if we want the digitalization of our cities to be not only smart, but also democratic.</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Jane Kunze An Eco-Logic of Change: the need for an Affective Re-valuation of Urban Space 2021-01-06T09:50:49+01:00 Jonas Fritsch Kristine Samson <p>This paper attempts to make a contribution to the growing awareness put forward in this special issue that we need to cultivate new ways of bringing the lived, felt qualities and atmosphere of urban spaces into city planning.</p> <p>The paper proposes thinking with the entanglements, atmospheric politics and qualities of this critical zone and its <em>throwntogetherness</em> of space through an exploration of how <em>affective data</em> might become instrumental in revaluing urban space attuned to an ecologic of change.</p> <p>In the paper, we will present a conceptual foundation for the work in relation to an ongoing collaboration with Byhaven på Sundholm (the City Garden in Sundholm). We will focus on the production of different forms of affective data and how it might influence urban planning and technology design, and reflect on the methodological implications this has for our respective fields of inquiry; evental urbanism and affective interaction design.</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Jonas Fritsch, Kristine Samson Learnings from public life in order to rethink post-corona cities 2021-01-05T11:38:41+01:00 Liselott Stenfeldt Jeff Risom <p>The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted cities around the world and raised fundamental questions about urban development.</p> <p>How do we better upgrade infrastructure? How do we ensure affordability? How do we protect and restore open and green areas? And how do we enhance overall livability for all?</p> <p>It’s clear that the coronavirus will have, and is already having, a profound effect on how we answer those questions and the overall direction that today’s and the built environment of the future will take. Learning from the use of public space during the pandemic, has shown us the need for rethinking across content how to better create health promoting cities for everyone. From this perspective, this article focuses on the imperative role of collecting and analysing ‘thick data’, qualitative information that can reveal social context and a deeper understanding about how people’s behaviour has been impacted in a time of crisis.</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Liselott Stenfeldt, Jeff Risom The COronaVID: What will COVID-19 mean for our everyday lives? 2021-01-03T21:09:41+01:00 Karen Johanne Kortbek <p>This paper presents the research project CoronaLytics, including objectives, methods and preliminary results. The project examines the development of partly the prevalence of the corona-virus and partly of the Danes' changed life patterns. The paper will also consider how our changed behaviour - and life patterns may affect the way we use urban space.</p> <p>An app has been launched - COronaVIDen - which logs citizen-shared activity data from wearables (SmartWatch, fitness trackers, etc.) or from smartphones. The collected data is supplemented with an interactive questionnaire in the app, so that activity data can also be linked to demographics, cohabitants in the household, time-stamped registrations of symptoms of COVID-19 and possibly completed tests for viruses and antibodies, etc..</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Karen Johanne Kortbek Expanding perspectives on Air Pollution in Cities 2021-01-07T11:27:30+01:00 Rasmus Reeh <p>The science of air quality is gaining a lot of new grounds in recent years due to new&nbsp; advances in sensors, data collection, and computing technologies. New sensors are&nbsp; moved out the laboratories and on to the streets, where they are able in measuring at ultrafine and molecule scales. These data are propelled into health analyses documenting new correlation to a wide array of physical and neurological diseases.</p> <p>The density in cities of human activity and the canyons between the buildings exacerbate the impacts of air pollution on to humans. With increased urbanisation and increased densification of existing cities this is a global challenge cities face.</p> <p>In Copenhagen, a collaboration between Google and Copenhagen Solutions Lab , an innovation arm inside the municipality, is using a StreetView car to investigate the air quality of every street in order to generate a data based foundation to find solutions to&nbsp; cities’ challenges.</p> 2021-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Rasmus Reeh New data-collaboration supports the green agenda 2021-01-03T21:09:39+01:00 Lone Kelstrup Lise Søderberg <p>Dynamic data can help the municipalities reach their goals for the green transition. To support this, the Community for Dynamic Urban Data (Fællesskab for dynamiske by-data) is established, an inter-municipal collaboration assisted by Gate 21. This new network focuses on how solutions with IoT and real-time data can increase the municipalities' insight and knowledge about e.g. use of municipal buildings, traffic, movement patterns, climate adaptation and surface water. The community will focus on how dynamic data can be used together with spatial data and other data sources, supporting that we together can create solutions to inter-municipal challenges.</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Lone Kelstrup, Lise Søderberg GDPR Compliance in Smart City projects 2021-01-03T21:09:35+01:00 Eirik Oterholm Nielsen Christian D. Jensen <p>There is a great development in the use of Smart City technologies in Denmark. Sensors are installed in several places in the urban space in order to collect data that can improve municipal service - even across municipal boundaries. But which data is the municipalities allowed to collect and store? Which data must be shared with others - and how? And how is personal data in practice secured against abuse?</p> <p>As part of the SAnD project (Sikker og Anvendt Data) we are writing a handbook that discusses these topics. It is about knowing who is allowed to access which data, in what situations and with what authority.</p> <p>The collection, storage and use of data must also be transparent to the citizen, so that citizens can see how and why their data is being used. In this way, greater trust and goodwill can be created for Smart City projects.</p> 2021-01-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eirik Oterholm Nielsen, Christian D. Jensen