All around the world, information and communication technologies (ICT) are being used to meet urgent contemporary challenges such as climate change, environmental pollution, and resource scarcity. The digital transformation is changing cities significantly. AI, ICT, real-time information and Big Data are placing new demands on urban space.
The book presents the specific and critical spatial dimension of urban digitalization processes. The focus of the research is on the digitalizationrelated spatial transformation of the district. Radostina Radulova-Stahmer reveals the necessity of a public welfare-oriented approach to urban development in the digital transformation, combining spatial and technological aspects and thereby going far beyond the neoliberal concept of the smart city.