Next Article in Journal
Smart Homes for Older People: Positive Aging in a Digital World
Previous Article in Journal
Using Crowdsourced Indoor Geodata for the Creation of a Three-Dimensional Indoor Routing Web Application
Previous Article in Special Issue
The U-City Paradigm: Opportunities and Risks for E-Democracy in Collaborative Planning
Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 592-606; doi:10.3390/fi4020592
Article

Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement with Online and Face-to-Face Participation—A Case Study

Department of Architecture, University of Cagliari, via Santa Croce, 67 Cagliari, 09124, Italy
Received: 2 March 2012 / Revised: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 7 June 2012 / Published: 15 June 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NeoGeography and WikiPlanning)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1094 KB, uploaded 15 June 2012]   |   Browse Figures

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to focus on how an integrated system based on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and face-to-face communication can increase participation in order to have a positive effect on quality of life, plans and decisions, and to discuss the many benefits which web-based public participation can bring to the planning process through a set of improvements to relations, quality and structure of cities in general and in this case example specifically. With the development of a transparent support system for collaborative decision-making processes, it is possible to identify a strategy for addressing gaps to reach collaborative decisions.
Keywords: e-participation; ICT; historical centre e-participation; ICT; historical centre
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
RIS
MDPI and ACS Style

Garau, C. Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement with Online and Face-to-Face Participation—A Case Study. Future Internet 2012, 4, 592-606.

View more citation formats

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here

Comments

[Return to top]
Future Internet EISSN 1999-5903 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert