International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) - NEW ISSUE

Published at: 4 September 2020

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

Volume 9, Issue 4, October - December 2020

Indexed by: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically

ISSN: 2160-9918; EISSN: 2160-9926Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA

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Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

 

EDITORIAL PREFACE - Open Data, Web Search, and Planning Issues in Housing and Mobility Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

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A Survey of Municipal Open Data Repositories in the U.S. Bev Wilson (University of Virginia, USA), Cong Cong (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Cities in the United States are increasingly embracing open data as a means of advancing a variety of interests. Promoting transparency, facilitating public engagement, proactively managing records requests, and fostering innovation in the public and private sectors are among the commonly cited motivations for this phenomenon. While there is an extensive literature on the benefits and challenges of open government data, there are far fewer empirical studies that explore and document how these initiatives are unfolding at the local government scale. This article asks what kinds of data are being made open in U.S. cities and to what extent do open data policies and related regulatory actions matter in shaping the content and structure of public-facing repositories. The authors conclude that population size and regulatory actions exert a positive influence on the amount and variety of datasets provided through municipal open data portals. Implications for the design and governance of open government data initiatives at the local level are also discussed.

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Searching Through Silos: Assessing the Landscape of Participatory Mapping Research Using Google Scholar and Web of Science Shelley Barbara Cook (University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada), Logan Cochrane (Carleton University, Canada), Jon Corbett (University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada)

As participatory mapping evolves encompassing new technologies and incorporating new terminology to describe varying approaches, it is important to examine whether all practitioners of participatory mapping belong to the same community of practice guided by shared principles. The researchers explore the narrative of participatory mapping as a coherent, unified discipline. They do this by assessing the landscape of the literature on participatory mapping practices across two scholarly search platforms – Google Scholar and Web of Science. In each platform, they searched the same terms that are commonly associated with participatory mapping. The researchers' findings suggest participatory mapping lacks coherence as a unified method. They note a lack of overlap in top cited publications, indicating that what counts as legitimate knowledge regarding participatory mapping and its practice differs depending on the platform. Implications for participatory mapping theory and practice are discussed.

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Allocation of Residential Areas in Smart Insular Communities: The Case of Mykonos, Greece Chrysaida-Aliki Papadopoulou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Thomas Hatzichristos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Smart cities and communities constitute urban environments where cities' potential, ICTs, and human capital are intelligently interconnected under the framework of sustainability. Citizens form a city's identity while ICTs support the smart management of citizens' needs. ‘Smart people' is among the main dimensions of a smart city, something that entails the active role of citizens during the development of infrastructures and decision-making processes. This paper focuses on the smart exploration of possible residential areas in the island of Mykonos (Greece). Emphasis is placed on the effective management of land, the protection of natural resources, and the establishment of a sustainable pattern of housing development. The problem is analysed with the support of a methodological approach that incorporates crowdsourcing, living labs, and participatory evaluation as the main components of its backbone. Geographical Information Systems and multi-criteria decision analysis are also utilized as an integrated Spatial Decision Support System.

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Planning Mobility on Transboundary Shrinking Towns Luciano Alfaya (CESUGA, Universidad San Jorge, Spain), Patricia Muniz (Universidade da Coruña, Spain), David Wilkes (Estudio MMASA, Spain), Antia Martinez (Estudio MMASA, Spain), Camilo Fernandez (Inzarede, Spain)

Mobility plans have become an essential instrument for the urban planning of cities. Compared to other documents and by focusing on the improvement of public spaces, these plans can work as strategic documents for cities of diverse scales, especially in municipalities that decrease and consequentially cannot trust their reorganization to new developments. This article poses the double objective of assessing the differences between proximity planning in five plans carried out in small-size Spanish municipalities, and spatial planning in the Galicia-North of Portugal transboundary plan. To this end, the results of the surveys carried out and the origin-destination matrixes are analyzed, looking closely at the similarities obtained between the digital and the on-site data. Therefore, it is possible to confirm that the digital data is useful regarding urban planning for territories with dispersed population, even where two countries are involved.

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BOOK REVIEW

Urban Planning in the Digital Age Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

To obtain a copy of the Book Review, click on the link below. www.igi-global.com/pdf.aspx?tid=261850&ptid=229834&ctid=17&t=Urban Planning in the Digital Age&isxn=9781799807841

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) - NEW ISSUE