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.
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Linda See, Steffen Fritz, Christoph Perger, Marijn Van der Velde, Franziska Albrecht, Ian McCallum, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Michael Obersteiner, Christian Schill
Crowdsourcing is one mechanism for undertaking e-participation. This chapter considers the broader issues of crowdsourcing in the context of citizen...
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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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- Citizen Participation
- Citizen Science
- E-Democracy Systems
- Geographic Information for Disaster Management
- Open Source Urban Governance
- Urban Land Cover