Planning for smart urban ecosystems : information technology applications for capacity building in environmental decision making

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2009) Planning for smart urban ecosystems : information technology applications for capacity building in environmental decision making. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 3(12), pp. 5-21.

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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, an explanation of how smart urban ecosystems can emerge, gains a crucial importance. Capacity building and community involvement have always been 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 Webbased 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 webbased tools for collaborative decision making.

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ID Code: 29502
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Urban Ecosystems, Capacity Building, Community Involvement, ICT, Information Sharing, Web-based GIS
ISSN: 2065-3921
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
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