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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
Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 592-606;
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)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-participation; ICT; historical centre e-participation; ICT; historical centre

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

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