I would like to thank my supervisor Professor Ed Steinmueller for his perfect mix of pragmatism and exacting standards that have made it possible for me to complete this work.
I would like to thank my colleagues at Public-i and also the clients who have helped and supported me during the course of this research. I also want to thank the many people who commented and contributed so much on the blog and twitter and gave me the confidence to ‘think in public’. A special thank you also to George who has read the whole thing and given me insightful comments and amazing support.
Finally I want to thank my friends, family and in particular my husband Tim who endlessly encouraged me and put up with the unavoidable side effects of doing a PHD in parallel with attempting to have a life.
Contributor: Catherine Howe
Source: Howe C (2013) Building Civic Architecture in Cyberspace: Digital civic spaces and the people who create them, PhD, University of Sussex