Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning, 1st Edition

  • Carlos Nunes Silva
  • Published By: Engineering Science Reference
  • ISBN-10: 1466681519
  • ISBN-13: 9781466681514
  • DDC: 307.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 380 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Recent advances in information and communication technologies have enhanced the standards of metropolitan planning and development. These innovations have led to new opportunities in this evolving profession. EMERGING ISSUES, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN E-PLANNING brings together the efficiency of web-based tools and digital technologies with the practice of spatial planning. Focusing on the utilization of geographic information systems, computer-assisted design, visualization concepts, and database management systems, this book is a pivotal reference source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in urban planning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
The Role of Web 2.0 in Urban E-Planning.
1: Smart Planning:The Potential of Web 2.0 for Enhancing Collective Intelligence in Urban Planning.
2: There's an App for That: Mobile Applications that Advance Urban Planning.
3: Participatory Environmental Planning Platform.
4: Socio-Technical Systems on the Move: Some Insights for Policy Activity1.
Web-Based E-Tools, Urban Social Movements, and Public Space.
5: The Impact of Information and Communication Technology on the Rise of Urban Social Movements in Poland.
6: Smart Urbanism and Digital Activism in Southern Italy.
7: Planning for Urban Media: Large Public Screens and Urban Communication.
Modelling, Virtual Reality, and Geovisualization.
8: Multi-Scale 3D Geovisualization of Urban Heat Island Data for Planning Dialogue in Toronto.
9: Indicator Modelling and Interactive Visualisation for Urban Sustainability Assessment.
10: Urban Planning and Climate Change Mitigation: Using Virtual Reality to Support the Design of a University Master Plan Extension.
11: Sequential Experiences in Energy Producing Landscapes.
12: A Unified Building Model for a Real 3D Cadastral System.
The Role of Planners in Urban E-Planning Reforms in Developed Countries and the Challenges Confronting Urban E-Planning in Developing Countries.
13: Planning Reform as a Catalyst to Advance E-Planning.
14: E-Governance in Africa and the Challenges Confronting Urban E-Planning: Lusophone African Countries1.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.