Research monograph : emergence of smart urban ecosystems : application of ICT for capacity building in environmental decision making

Yigitcanlar, Tan & Sakauchi, Masao (2002) Research monograph : emergence of smart urban ecosystems : application of ICT for capacity building in environmental decision making. (Unpublished)


Since the industrial revolution, our world has experienced rapid and unplanned industrialization and urbanization. As a result, we have had to cope with serious environmental challenges. In this context, explanation of how smart urban ecosystems can emerge, gains a crucial importance. Capacity building and community involvement have always been the key issues in achieving sustainable development and enhancing urban ecosystems. By considering these, this paper looks at new approaches to increase public awareness of environmental decision making. This paper will discuss the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), particularly Web-based Geographic Information Systems (Web-based GIS) as spatial decision support systems to aid public participatory environmental decision making. The paper also explores the potential and constraints of these web-based tools for collaborative decision making.

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ID Code: 26265
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Urban Ecosystems, Capacity Building, Community Involvement, ICT, Information Sharing, Webbased GIS
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2009 00:57
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:13

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