Planning online : a community-based interactive decision-making model

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) Planning online : a community-based interactive decision-making model. In Silva, Carlos Nunes (Ed.) Handbook of Research on E-Planning : ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring. IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., pp. 15-35.

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The first use of computing technologies and the development of land use models in order to support decision-making processes in urban planning date back to as early as mid 20th century. The main thrust of computing applications in urban planning is their contribution to sound decision-making and planning practices. During the last couple of decades many new computing tools and technologies, including geospatial technologies, are designed to enhance planners' capability in dealing with complex urban environments and planning for prosperous and healthy communities. This chapter, therefore, examines the role of information technologies, particularly internet-based geographic information systems, as decision support systems to aid public participatory planning. The chapter discusses challenges and opportunities for the use of internet-based mapping application and tools in collaborative decision-making, and introduces a prototype internet-based geographic information system that is developed to integrate public-oriented interactive decision mechanisms into urban planning practice. This system, referred as the 'Community-based Internet GIS' model, incorporates advanced information technologies, distance learning, sustainable urban development principles and community involvement techniques in decision-making processes, and piloted in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

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ID Code: 40185
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Online Planning, Decision Support Systems, E-Planning, Web-Based Public Participatory GIS, Web-Based GIS, Public Participatory GIS, Planning Support Systems, Online Environmental Information System, Location Based Service, Interactive Internet Map Server, Geographical Information System, Environmental Information System, Decision Support Systems
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-929-3.ch002
ISBN: 9781615209293
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
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 2010 IGI Global.
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Deposited On: 20 Feb 2011 22:51
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 16:09

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