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Developing a competitive city through healthy decision-making

Gudes, Ori, Kendall, Elizabeth , Yigitcanlar, Tan, Hoon Han, Jung , & Pathak, Virendra (2012) Developing a competitive city through healthy decision-making. In Melih , Bulu (Ed.) City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems : Technologies and Applications. IGI Global, U.S.A., pp. 107-121.

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    Abstract

    This chapter investigates the challenges and opportunities associated with planning for a competitive city. The chapter is based on the assumption that a healthy city is a fundamental prerequisite for a competitive city. Thus, it is critical to examine the local determinants of health and factor these into any planning efforts. The main focus of the chapter is on the role of e-health planning, by utilising web-based geographic decision support systems. The proposed novel decision support system would provide a powerful and effective platform for stakeholders to access essential data for decision-making purposes. The chapter also highlights the need for a comprehensive information framework to guide the process of planning for healthy cities. Additionally, it discusses the prospects and constraints of such an approach. In summary, this chapter outlines the potential insights of using information science-based framework and suggests practical planning methods, as part of a broader e-health approach for improving the health characteristics of competitive cities.

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    ID Code: 39352
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Competitive Cities, Healthy Cities, e-health, Collaborative Health Planning, Decision Support Systems
    DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-174-0
    ISBN: 978-161-350-174-0
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IGI Global.
    Deposited On: 04 Jan 2011 10:56
    Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 06:13

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