Volume 78
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URBAN CONFLICTS IN TIMES OF DIGITAL AGE

Artem MOZGOVYI

Institute of Geography, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the geographical study of conflict in urban space in times of digital age. The information age brings new challenges but opens new opportunities for geographic research of urban conflicts. The methods and techniques that can be used in geographic studies of urban conflicts are considered. However, the geographical study of conflicts requires broader involvement of the methods from related branches of knowledge and other sciences. The city is considered as a complex territorial system. Scientific content of the concepts of “space”, “geographical space”, “urban space” is defined and differentiated. In the process of studying of urban conflict we also demarcated such concepts as “conflict situation”, “frequency of conflicts” and “risk of conflicts”. The main approaches to the systematization of urban conflicts were summarized. The theory and practice point out that conflicts seem to be a prerequisite for urban development. It has been found that digital technologies can be most effective in preventing and solving “people - machine” or “machine - machine” conflicts; at the same time, solving social conflicts among different stakeholders and directing their devastating potential to a constructive path requires social communication between the conflicting parties and the application of integrated urban development approach.

Key words:

conflict, city, urban space, digital age, conflict activity, conflict potential 

Language:

Ukrainian


DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2017.78.18-25

Suggested citation: Mozgovyi, A. (2017). Urban conflicts in times of digital age. Ekonomichna ta Sotsialna Geografiya, 78, 18-25 (in Ukrainian, abstr. in English), https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2017.78.18-25.

Print ISSN: 2413-7154. Online ISSN: 2413-7553

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