Citizens' expectations of information cities: implications for urban planning and design.

Curwell, Steve, Deakin, Mark, Cooper, Ian, Paskaleva-Shapira, Krassimira, Ravetz, Joe and Babicki, Dominica (2005) Citizens' expectations of information cities: implications for urban planning and design. Building Research and Information, 33 (1). pp. 55-56. ISSN 0961-3218

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The European Union has made the development of a vibrant knowledge-based economy a key policy objective, and increasingly national and local governments worldwide are seeking to harness information and communication technologies to provide government services more effectively and for the benefit of their citizenry. The paper reports on the first phase of the ongoing European Union IntelCities integrated project that seeks to integrate electronic governance of cities and urban planning. The background to the project in terms of the e -Europe Action Plan is explored and the outcome of surveys of user needs and requirements carried out in the cities of Marseilles (France), Siena and Rome (Italy), Helsinki (Finland), Leicester and Manchester (UK), and Dresden and Berlin (Germany) are explained. The outcomes identify a range of implications for digital or electronic planning in terms of increasing the efficiency in e-urban planning and the need to develop digital methodologies for widening public participation. Thus, the importance of e-skills development in new forms of e-planning for planners, developers and citizens is highlighted and shown to be important for achieving a wider e-enabled sustainable knowledge society.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0961-3218
Electronic ISSN: 1466-4321
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-government; e-planning; electronic governance; electronic services; infrastructure; knowledge society; public participation; regionalism; sustainable development; urban planning;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Sustainable Construction
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 307 Communities
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Item ID: 4842
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 15:25

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