Citizen-Responsive Urban E-Planning: Recent Developments and Critical Perspectives

Citizen-Responsive Urban E-Planning: Recent Developments and Critical Perspectives

Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Release Date: April, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 409
ISBN13: 9781799840183|ISBN10: 1799840182|EISBN13: 9781799840190|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4018-3


Among the many ways the world has changed in recent decades, using technology for city planning has become one of the most innovative. Using new, pioneering methods that are reshaping the world into a more efficient and effective society has become the new reality.

Citizen-Responsive Urban E-Planning: Recent Developments and Critical Perspectives is a collection of innovative research that presents and discusses various perspectives on facets of citizen engagement in open urban policy processes, all of them based on the widespread use of information and communication technologies in the field of urban/spatial planning. The book offers an updated outline of recent advances in this field as well as a critical perspective of the challenges with which citizen e-participation in urban e-planning is confronted. While highlighting topics including smart ecosystems, urban development, and global intelligence, this book is ideally designed for urban planners, IT consultants, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, and industry professionals.

Topics Covered

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

  • Community Engagement
  • Crowd Sourcing
  • E-Governance
  • Global Intelligence
  • Intelligence Acquisition
  • Online Support Models
  • Smart Ecosystems
  • Smart Technologies
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Urban Development

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Carlos Nunes Silva, Geographer, 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: 'Contemporary Trends in Local Governance: Reform, Cooperation and Citizen Participation'; 'Citizen-Responsive Urban E-Planning: Recent Developments and Critical Perspectives'; 'Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda'(co-edited); 'Routledge Handbook of Urban Planning in Africa'; 'New Approaches, Methods, and Tools in Urban e-Planning'; '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 member of the Editorial Board of 'Planning Perspectives', the editor of the book series 'Local and Urban Governance', the founding editor-in-chief of the ‘International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)’ , and Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on ‘Geography of Governance’.