Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 392
ISBN13: 9781466641693|ISBN10: 146664169X|EISBN13: 9781466641709|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4169-3

Description

The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens.

Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen Participation
  • Citizen Science
  • Crowdsourcing
  • E-Democracy Systems
  • E-Participation
  • Geographic Information for Disaster Management
  • Open Source Urban Governance
  • Urban Land Cover

Reviews and Testimonials

For scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, information science, and other fields, Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, U. of Lisbon, Portugal) compiles 15 essays on the role of Web 2.0 technologies in citizen participation and empowerment in city governance. Urban planning, marketing, geoinformatics, public administration, information technology, applied systems analysis, and other researchers from Europe, Australia, Singapore, and North America first discuss basic concepts in e-participation and key issues in citizen e-participation in urban governance, including open source urban governance, crowdsourcing, neogeography, volunteered geographic information, citizen science, e-democracy systems, and participation and equity in urban public policy. They follow with descriptions of different modes of citizen mass collaboration in urban governance, including geographic information systems, geo-visualization, and other geo-locational technologies, and other modes, like social media, smartphones and mobile applications, and website-based e-participation, and management approaches to improve participation.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Carlos Nunes Silva, PhD, Professor Auxiliar at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal, holds a degree in Geography (University of Coimbra), a post-graduation in European Studies (University of Coimbra - Faculty of Law), a Master degree in Human Geography: Regional and Local Planning (University of Lisbon), and a PhD in Geography: Regional and Local Planning (University of Lisbon). His research interests focus mainly on urban and metropolitan governance, the history and theory of urban planning, urban planning in Africa, urban e-planning, urban planning ethics, local government policies, local e-government, and research methods. His publications include 'Governing Urban Africa', 'Local Government and Urban Governance in Europe' (co-edited); 'Urban Planning in North Africa'; 'Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries'; 'Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning'; 'Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial and Postcolonial Planning Cultures'; 'Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe' (co-edited); 'Citizen e-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity'; 'Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes'; 'Handbook of Research on E-Planning: ICT for Urban Development and Monitoring'; 'Portugal: Sistema de Govern Local'; and 'Política Urbana em Lisboa, 1926-1974'. He is the Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on ‘Geography of Governance’ (2016-2020), and the founding editor-in-chief of the ‘International Journal of E-Planning Research’ (IJEPR).

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