Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

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Silva, Carlos Nunes
IGI Global, Jun 30, 2013 - Political Science - 392 pages

The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens.

Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more.



Crowdsourcing Neogeography VGI and Citizen Science
EDemocracy Systems and Participation Outcomes in Urban Governance
Public Participation Social Equity and Technology in Urban Governance
Mass Collaboration in Urban Governance
The Four Urban Governance Problem Types Suitable for Crowdsourcing Citizen Participation
Web 20 Neogeography and Urban EGovernance
Democracy and Data Privacy
Volunteered Geographic Information for Disaster Management
Citizen Science Perspectives on EParticipation in Urban Planning
Citizen EParticipation
Citizen Engagement in Urban Planning via Smartphones
An Exploration of Urban Governments
Tools and Methods
A Benchmarking Approach
An Italian Pilot on Telemedicine
Compilation of References

A Crowdsourcing Tool to Improve Urban Land Cover
A Tool to Support the Empowerment of Citizens through EParticipation?
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Carlos Nunes Silva, PhD, is Professor Auxiliar at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has a degree in Geography (University of Coimbra), a post-graduation in European Studies (University of Coimbra - Faculty of Law), a master degree in Human Geography: Regional and Local Planning (University of Lisbon), and a PhD in Geography: Regional and Local Planning (University of Lisbon). His research interests are mainly focused on local government policies, history and theory of urban planning, urban and metropolitan governance, urban planning ethics, urban planning in Africa, research methods, e-government, and urban e-planning. His recent publications include the books: Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial and Postcolonial Planning Cultures (2015); Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe (2014, co-edited); Citizen e-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity (2013); Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes (2012); Handbook of Research on E-Planning: ICT for Urban Development and Monitoring (2010). He is member of the Steering Committee of the International Geographical Union Commission Geography of Governance (2012-2016). He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR). [Editor]

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