Competitive Smart Cities through Healthy Decision-making

Gudes, Ori, Edwards, Sarah Jane, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Pathak, Virendra (2015) Competitive Smart Cities through Healthy Decision-making. In Thomas, Ken D. (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics. IGI Global, Hersey, PA, USA, pp. 37-55.

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This chapter examines the challenges and opportunities associated with planning for competitive, smart and healthy cities. The chapter is based on the assumptions that a healthy city is an important prerequisite for a competitive city and a fundamental outcome of smart cities. Thus, it is preeminent to understand the planning decision support system based on local determinants of health, economic and social factors. One of the major decision support systems is e-health and this chapter will focus 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 online information for a better decision-making while empowering community participation. The chapter also highlights the need for a comprehensive conceptual framework to guide the decision process of planning for healthy cities in association with opportunities and limitations. In summary, this chapter provides the critical insights of using information science-based framework and suggest online decision support methods, as part of a broader e-health approach for creating a healthy, competitive and smart city.

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ID Code: 84569
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Sustainable development, smart cities, healthy cities, decision support systems, collaborative health planning
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8433-1.ch003
ISBN: 9781466684331
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 IGI Global
Deposited On: 28 May 2015 22:48
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 05:09

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