Use of ICT for civic interaction and co-management of heritage public open space

Francesco Bagni
Febr 26 to March 4, 2018

How can we effectively use ICT to enhance the use and improve the everyday role of a previously neglected public space? What opportunities and problems come from this public space holding a highly symbolic historical and cultural value for the communities it can serve? As a result of the Training School “Hybrid Heritagescapes as Urban Commons in Mediterranean Cities: accessing the deep-rooted spatial interfaces of cities”, a service concept was defined to start addressing the previous issues. We envisioned a good opportunity for real world application of the work of EU funded COST TU 1306 Action “CyberParks” through this specific project proposal in Nicosia, Cyprus: the public space object of the project is the medieval walls and the moat surrounding the divided city, both sides. This STSM (short-term scientific mission) brings further the exploration of the project’s actual realisation opportunities, by trying to establish a network of on-site partners and supporters, and by engaging the main stakeholders that can determine the success of the proposal.