International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)
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International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 13 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9918|EISSN: 2160-9926|DOI: 10.4018/IJEPR


The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) publishes original theoretical and innovative empirical research on the many aspects of the emerging interdisciplinary area of urban e-planning. The journal is mainly focused on urban e-planning theory, history, methods, ethics, best practices, urban e-planning pedagogy, future developments, and on the software technology associated with urban e-planning. Due to its comprehensive coverage, this international journal has been accepted into prestigious indices, most notably Web of Science® – Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, INSPEC®, as well as has been selected in notable journal lists, including in the Class A scientific journals by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (2018-2020), in the Excellence in Research for Australia list from the Australian Research Council (ERA 2018 Journal List - ERA Journal Id 210655), and in the International Geographical Union (IGU) list of journals. Led by an editor who has extensively contributed his research within this field to numerous reference works, including to a plethora of IGI Global publications, this journal is associated with the Urban E-Planning Research Network and the International Conference on Urban E-Planning, which is convened by the editor-in-chief and hosted by the University of Lisbon.

Topics Covered

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

Functional Dimensions of Urban E-Planning
  • E-Planning and Culture, Leisure, and Tourism
  • E-Planning and Digital Divide
  • E-Planning and Disability
  • E-Planning and Disaster Management
  • E-Planning and Education
  • E-Planning and Environment
  • E-Planning and Ethnicity
  • E-Planning and Gender
  • E-Planning and Health
  • E-Planning and Housing
  • E-Planning and Low Carbon Urban Development
  • E-Planning and Social Issues
  • E-Planning and Universal Design
  • E-Planning and Urban E-Marketing
  • E-Planning and Urban Economic Development
  • E-Planning and Urban Governance
  • E-Planning and Urban Infrastructures
  • E-Planning in Developing Countries
  • Smart Cities and Smart Urban E-Planning
  • Urban and Metropolitan Government Reform Through E-Planning

Future E-Planning
  • Future Directions for Urban E-Planning
  • Innovations and Best Practices in Urban E-Planning
Organization, Technology, Methods
  • Augmented Reality in Urban E-Planning
  • Citizen E-Participation in Urban Planning
  • Citizen Science in Urban E-Planning
  • Complexity and Wicked Problems in Urban E-Planning
  • Crowdsourcing in Urban E-Planning
  • Digital Augmented Reality and Citizen Engagement in Urban E-Planning
  • E-Planning and Visualization
  • E-Planning Benchmarking
  • E-Planning Data Collection
  • E-Planning Data Management (Data Analysis, Data Storage)
  • E-Planning Evaluation
  • E-Planning Monitoring
  • E-Planning Online Communication and Dissemination
  • Games and Idea Generation in Participatory Urban E-Planning
  • Games as Visualization and Participatory Tools in Urban E-Planning
  • GeoDesign and the Planning of Natural and Virtual Environments
  • Internet of Things in Urban E-Planning
  • Landscape Virtual Modeling
  • Living Labs in Urban E-Planning
  • Mobile Applications and Sensors for Urban E-Planning
  • Online Data Portals and Urban E-Planning
  • Online Decision Support Models in Urban E-Planning
  • Online Indicator Tools and Urban E-Planning
  • Organizational and Human Factors in Urban E-Planning
  • Participatory and Emotional Mapping
  • Participatory E-Activism in Urban E-Planning
  • Participatory Geoweb and Urban E-Planning
  • Planning 3.0
  • Qualitative Online Research Methods for Urban E-Planning
  • Quantitative Online Research Methods for Urban E-Planning
  • Scenarios and Prospective Methods in Urban E-Planning
  • Social Media and Citizen Engagement in Urban E-Planning
  • Software Technology for Urban E-Planning
  • Spatial Big Data and Data Mining in Urban E-Planning
  • Spatial Open Data and Participatory Urban E-Planning
  • Strategic Urban E-Planning Methods
  • Surveillance and Security in the E-City
  • Technology Pitfalls in Urban E-Planning Projects
  • 3D Cadastral Systems in Urban E-Planning
  • Virtual 3D Urban Models
  • Virtual Reality Environments in Urban E-Planning
  • Volunteered Geographic Information for Disaster Management
  • Volunteered Geographic Information in Urban E-Planning
  • Web-Based Public Participation in Urban E-Planning

Theory, History and Ethics of E-Planning
  • Data Protection and Citizens' Privacy in Urban E-Planning
  • E-Planning and Human Rights
  • Ethics in Urban E-Planning
  • History of Urban E-Planning (Adoption and Impact of E-Planning)
  • Theories of Urban E-Planning (Modern and Post-Modern Theories)
  • Trust in Urban E-Planning

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is to provide scholars, researchers, students, and urban and regional planning practitioners with analytical and theoretically-informed empirical research on e-planning, as well as evidence on best-practices of e-planning, in both urban and regional planning fields. The journal aims to establish itself as a reference for information on e-planning issues and is committed to provide a forum for an international exchange of ideas on urban e-planning research and practice.

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Reviews and Testimonials

While we have long been familiar with the rapidly increasing power of computers and with the astonishing emergence of their graphic abilities, we are relatively newly aware of the opportunities offered by smartphones, cloud computing and the coming semantic web. Among the many areas to which these technologies may be applied, there are few more important that effective planning in the light of changing global and local conditions. IJEPR is an ideal forum for exploration of the relationship between the technologies and innovative applications in planning.

– Ian Bishop, University of Melbourne, Australia

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is a high quality peer-reviewed journal with strong emphasis on providing both theoretical and empirical research on e-planning and, more importantly, opening horizons for new ideas of planning. Its special strength is that it combines social and political dimensions of planning with technological one, which is the key to reshaping planning systems and processes of our time. IJEPR serves as the major global forum for exchanging ideas of e-enabled planning and related issues.

– Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, University of Tampere, Finland

The International Journal of E-Planning Research is an excellent journal; I recommend it highly for anyone interested in the application of the latest information and communication technologies to planning and related fields. It is particularly useful because it provides an international perspective on exciting e-planning applications such as Planning 2.0 and Web applications for planning.

– Richard Klosterman, University of Akron, USA

The International Journal of E-Planning Research delivers first class scholarship and critical perspectives on fast developing E-Planning techniques and practice. The range and quality of debate in the journal is making a valuable contribution to the use of advanced technologies in coming to better planning decisions and, importantly, to the widespread interest in the potential for more open forms of planning.

– Peter Newman, Unviersity of Westminster, UK


Editor(s)-in-Chief 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’.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Ian Bishop, University of Melbourne, Australia
Karen Mossberger, Arizona State University, United States
Richard Klosterman, University of Akron, United States
Roger Caves, San Diego State University, United States
Willem Salet, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Associate Editors
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Tampere University, Finland ORCID
Jon Corbett, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Lukasz Damurski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland ORCID
Michael McCall, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Nancy Odendaal, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Scott McQuire, University of Melbourne, Australia
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, Staten Island, United States
Editorial Review Board
Aija Staffans, Aalto University, Finland
Anastasia Stratigea, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Angus Whyte, Napier University, United Kingdom
Ariadne Vromen, The University of Sydney, Australia
Aroon Manoharan, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Barney Warf, University of Kansas, United States
Bauke de Vries, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Ellen Bassett, University of Virginia, United States
Francis Harvey, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Gabriel Dupuy, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Helen Couclelis, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Iwona Sagan, University of Gdansk, Poland
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, University of North Texas, United States
Jennifer Minner, Cornell University, United States ORCID
Jiří Pánek, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic ORCID
Johan van Braak, Ghent University, Belgium
John Bricout, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States
John Zacharias, Peking University, China
Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Lawrence Harvey, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Lech Janczewski, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Linda See, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria ORCID
Mikael Granberg, Karlstad University, Sweden
Morten Falch, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Nadia Chabi, Salah Boubnider Constantine 3, Algeria ORCID
Nancy Obermeyer, Indiana State University, United States
Padraig Wims, University College Dublin, Ireland
Pamela Robinson, Ryerson University, Canada
Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States ORCID
Rodrigo Firmino, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana, Brazil
Ron van Lammeren, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Stephen Aikins, University of South Florida, United States
Stephen Ervin, Harvard University, United States
Stuart Charters, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Sudeshna Chatterjee, Ansal University, India
Sylvie Occelli, Istituto di Ricerche Economico Sociali del Piemonte, Italy
Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Canada
Usha Harris, Macquarie University (retired), Australia ORCID


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