Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning

Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning

Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 380
ISBN13: 9781466681507|ISBN10: 1466681500|EISBN13: 9781466681514|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8150-7


Recent advances in information and communication technologies have enhanced the standards of metropolitan planning and development. These innovations have led to new opportunities in this evolving profession.

Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning brings together the efficiency of web-based tools and digital technologies with the practice of spatial planning. Focusing on the utilization of geographic information systems, computer-assisted design, visualization concepts, and database management systems, this book is a pivotal reference source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in urban planning.

Topics Covered

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

  • Developed vs. Developing Countries
  • Geovisualization
  • Media and Communication
  • Mobile Applications
  • Social Movements
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web 2.0 Tools

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Carlos Nunes Silva presents students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a comprehensive examination of current issues, challenges, and opportunities in the evolving world of digital urban planning. The editor has organized the fourteen contributions that make up the main body of his text in four sections devoted to the role of web 2.0 in urban e-planning, web-based e-tools, urban social movements, and public space, modeling, virtual reality, and geovisualization, and the role of planners in urban e-planning reforms in developed countries and the challenges confronting urban e-planning in developing countries.

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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).