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, as well as its expanding list of contributors from more than 30 countries from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and its highly qualified list of reviewers from 40 countries and all continents, this journal has been accepted into prestigious indices, most notably Web of Science® – Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, INSPEC®, and more. Headed by an editor who has extensively contributed to IGI Global publications and others within their field of research, this journal provides emerging findings through full-length research manuscripts and featured open access articles. Additionally, the IJEPR has also been included in the list of notable scientific journals by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes for 2018-2020 and is associated with the 'Urban e-Planning Research Network' and the International Conferences on 'Urban e-Planning', convened by its editor-in-chief, and whose consolidated list of participants comprises delegates from 30+ countries from all continents.

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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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, 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).

Editorial Board

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


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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Carlos Nunes Silva
International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global
    A Spatio-Temporal Decision Support System for Designing With Street TreesIGI Global's 11th Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global
    Recent Progress in Online Communication Tools for Urban Planning: A Comparative Study of Polish and German MunicipalitiesIGI Global's Ninth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Coupling Real-Time 3D Landscape Models with Microclimate SimulationsIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    On-Line Approaches to Data Delivery and Visualisation in Landscape Planning and ManagementIGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards