TRACK 16: Planning Responsibilities in the Face of Information Technology


Track schedule

July 14, 2015
Session 1: Geodesign / PSS room: 155
Chairperson: Silva Paulo  
Process orientation in geodesign Campagna Michele (Italy)
Responsive urban simulation: a smart approach towards real-time evaluation of urban design practice Ye Qiming, Gan Wei (China)
Environmental friendly planning practices implemented in China's ultra high-rise structures - planning & implemental process of “606meters" Wuhan Greenland Centre, China Seak Pei Tak (China)
Communication for urban transformations in perspective of the relation between the citizens and the local authorities Piskorek Katarzyna (Poland)
geoICT services in spatial planning: defining a contextual framework for operationalising public land policy Cînţa Wendy Laura (Romania)


11:00-12:30 /updated/  
Session 2: PSS & DSS room: 155
Chairperson: Campagna Michele  
Designing a PSS for responsive participation for flood-resilient cities Hartmann Thomas (The Netherlands)
Solving convenience store location problem using revenue as the objective function in Xi’an City Song Liuyu (China)
Decision-making in spatial planning: a knowledge-based approach Lazoglou Miltiades (Greece)
Smarter decision: an intelligent decision-making platform for City Mayor Wu Zhiqiang (China)
Sharing geographic information and technologies for policy integration of spatial planning and flood risk management Nedovic-Budic Zorica (Ireland)


14:00-15:30 /updated/  
Session 3: Smart planning room: 155
Chairperson: Silva Paulo  
Technology, information and actors: connecting the Smart City parts Hojda Alexandre (Brazil)
Making Smart Cities sustainable: exploring attitudes of South Korea’s Smart City practitioners using Q Methodology Kim Joon Sik (China)
Eco-intelligent technology integrated planning - a case study of ZZAEPZ general planning Deng Xueyuan (China)
Filling the feedback gap of place-related 'externalities' in smart cities Carton Linda (The Netherlands)
Spatial planning and e-governance: evidence from the process of public consultation Thoidou Elisavet (Greece)
Semiotic coevolutionary perspective for digitization of cities Unalan Dilek (Turkey)


Session 4: Smart cities room: 155
Chairperson: Campagna Michele  
July 15, 2015
Session 5: PPGIS room: 155
Chairperson: Campagna Michele  
Study on public participation of urban planning in the age of big data Zhang Hexia (China)
From victims to sensors: an overview of PPGIS applications in emergency planning and management Chen I-Hsin (Taiwan)
Qualitative GIS and social justice in the urban management Giannola Elena (Italy)
Digital platforms and participatory processes Silva Paulo (Portugal)
Planning in the age of Web 2.0 Lapintie Kimmo (Finland)


Session 6: Social media room: 155
Chairperson: Silva Paulo  
Enhancing pluralism in planning knowledge: the contribution of social media information Campagna Michele (Italy)
The role of Social Media Geographic Information (SMGI) in tourism planning Campagna Michele (Italy)
The role of user-generated emotion data and their optimized visualization for planning decision-making Bergner Benjamin (Germany)
A spatial study on creative community around Tongji University in Shanghai based on the data analysis of professional social network Lin Jiaying (China)
Mapping global urban interconnectedness through Google trend: a New World City network Han Jing (China)
July 16, 2015
11:00-12:30 /updated/  
Session 7:  Social media room: 155
Chairperson: Campagna Michele, Silva Paulo  
Online city-evaluation platform involving governments, citizens, planners and developers by crowdsourcing method: open intermediary for their just participation, interest interrelation and responsibility clarification Cheng Shang (China)
Sensible planning knowledge network of UK: mining, visualizing and analysing of the academic open source data Ye Qiming (China)
Performance measurement for public facilities in comprehensive urban area based on Location-Based Social Network (LBSN) Wang Danli (China)



Track description

Co-chairs: Paulo Silva, Michele Campagna

In the rising era of big data and ubiquitous computing and sensing, new information resources open unprecedented opportunities for knowledge building, design, evaluation and decision-making support in spatial planning. Public institutions are not anymore the only actor controlling information flows as authoritative sources of information are paralleled by volunteered ones opening new possibilities for pluralism in knowledge building.

Since the welfare state crisis spatial planning became an activity not anymore exclusively under public control. The need to share responsibilities implies also the share of information. Collaboration and communication became critical factors for more responsive forms of planning as societal claims for access to information in planning may became a way to build citizenship and democracy. Hence, Information flows became central in planning debates.

However many ethical issues arise related to personal privacy, selective access, data representativeness or transparency of data processing. How to provide equal access and equal opportunity to use the information? How to get those without effective access to ICT participating in planning? How the responsibilities should be spread among all the actors?

Considering the information technology development, the shifts in planning processes and the claim for new ways of government, authors are kindly invited to submit their contributions aiming at clarifying such issues as:

  • What is the role of information in decision making?
  • Does more information mean better planning?
  • How can information technologies adapt to a context of planning within fuzzy responsibility?
  • How can information sharing deal with contexts of poverty, marginality and unequal access to ICT, contributing to citizenship and democracy?
  • How do planning professionals integrate new technologies into the planning process?

These issues contain a less explored debate around ICT and spatial planning, which, considering the topic of the present congress makes much sense to be addressed. Such themes as Geodesign, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Volunteered Geographic Information and Social Media, Big Data, Virtual Geographic Environments, spatial analysis and models, Planning Support Systems, and Smart Cities are particularly welcome, but the track is open to the combination with other relevant themes raised by this topic such as governance, public participation or planning processes.