Integrating ICT into the planning process : impacts, opportunities and challenges

Houghton, Kirralie, Miller, Evonne, & Foth, Marcus (2013) Integrating ICT into the planning process : impacts, opportunities and challenges. Australian Planner, 51(1), pp. 24-33.

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Mobile telecommunications have become a key lifestyle and technological trend of the twenty first century. In the context of increased urbanism and pressure on cites for citizen engagement for the purpose of creating good public places the potential of these technologies raises critical questions for planning professionals. Even though technology has become integral to all functions within our urban environment, little is known about perceptions and relationship between urban planners and the ubiquitous, ever-present digital layer of urban data and information. This paper explores this issue, via three focus groups and an additional follow-up interview with planners from local and state government, education and private sector. This paper explores the issues of integrating information and communication technologies into planning practice and the affordances that these technologies offer for community consultation and placemaking.

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ID Code: 56430
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Urban Informatics, urban planning, computers, digital, communication
DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2013.770771
ISSN: 2150-6841
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Routledge
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Australian Planner, 2014 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2013 01:12
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 03:25

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