|dc.description.abstract||The 21st century is the era of new technologies, Internet, overall digitalization, and
the applications that represent a major advance in science and technology. On the
other hand, these innovative technologies have had a very challenging impact on
various social activities. People are spending more time in a virtual space, instead
going out, socialising or enjoining outdoor recreation. Despite this, digitalization
has also led to new ideas and directions for creativity, such as the creation of
various applications that can encourage human mobility and interaction in the
open space of a settlement. Accordingly, these applications can supplement and
upgrade the values of existing open spaces, adding them a new, ‘digitized’
dimension. This opportunity especially comes to light when these open spaces, such
as public squares, streets or quays, contain the elements of culture and heritage
that make up their identity.
The aim of this paper is to examine the level which the digitalization of heritage,
history, tradition, and culture is presented in open spaces in Serbia, including
public squares and promenades, as well as heritage sites outside settlements.
Based on this, a list of the nationally promoted digitized culture and heritage is
formed, while few best-practice examples are elaborated. The focus is on their
connection to real space and its identity. Therefore, all enlisted items are mapped.
In that sense, the final contribution of the research is to understand the role of
these innovative applications in the revitalisation and activation of open public
spaces based on this new dimension of their identity.||en