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Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 362-378; doi:10.3390/fi3040362
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An Ontology of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of City Masterplans

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Department of Land Engineering, Section of City and Regional Planning, University of Cagliari, Via Marengo 2, Cagliari 09123, Italy
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Received: 10 November 2011 / Revised: 9 December 2011 / Accepted: 16 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NeoGeography and WikiPlanning)
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Abstract

Following a discussion on the semantics of the term “ontology”, this paper discusses some key points concerning the ontology of the Strategic Environmental Assessment procedure applied to city Masterplans, using sustainability as a reference point. It also assumes the implementation of Guidelines of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia as an experimental context, with the objective of proposing the SEA ontology as an important contribution to improve SEA’s effectiveness.
Keywords: ontology; ontologies; city Masterplans; Strategic Environmental Assessment ontology; ontologies; city Masterplans; Strategic Environmental Assessment
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Lai, S.; Zoppi, C. An Ontology of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of City Masterplans. Future Internet 2011, 3, 362-378.

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