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Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study

Soomro, Kamran; Khan, Zaheer; Ludlow, David

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Authors

Zaheer Khan Zaheer2.Khan@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Computer Science

David Ludlow David.Ludlow@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in European Smart Cities



Abstract

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper presents some results from an EU FP7 RTD project urbanAPI, in which three ICT applications target different aspects of participatory urban governance. The 3D Scenario Creator allows urban planners to visualise urban development proposals in three dimensions, share them with different stakeholders and obtain their feedback. The Mobility Explorer allows urban land use and transport planners to visualise and analyse population distribution and mobility patterns in the city. Finally, the Urban Development Simulator simulates socio-economic activity in response to alternative planning scenarios. These urbanAPI ICT applications are implemented in four pilot cities; Vienna (Austria), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Bologna (Italy) and Ruse (Bulgaria), and evaluated with respect to their various requirements. Results show that the applications are useful tools, enhancing spatial planning assessements, and enabling public participation, communicating proposed plans to different stakeholders and identifying key development issues which can provide crucial inputs in planning and decision making processes.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 21, 2017
Journal International Journal of Services, Technology and Management
Print ISSN 1460-6720
Electronic ISSN 1741-525X
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 5-6
Pages 419-444
APA6 Citation Soomro, K., Khan, Z., & Ludlow, D. (2017). Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 23(5-6), 419-444. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009859
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009859
Keywords smart cities, participatory governance, urbanapi
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009859

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