How to involve inhabitants in urban design planning by using digital tools? An overview on a state of the art, key challenges and promising approaches

Sander Münster, Christopher Georgi, Katrina Heijne, Kevin Klamert, Jörg Rainer Noennig, Matthias Pump, Benjamin Stelzle, Han van der Meer

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    Abstract

    Different cases of public disagreement in different European countries have shown recently that perusing a thorough planning process is by no means a guarantee for a broad public acceptance of an envisioned urban project. Consequently, the employment of digital media and tools to enable participation of inhabitants in urban planning processes on a massive scale is a promising, but currently not comprehensively analyzed approach. Our research activities are intended to gain an overview on a state of the art of research on communication channels, methods and best practices as well as to identify key challenges and promising strategies and tools to overcome these challenges with specific regards to large numbers of users and digital supported approaches. The latter aspects comprise the investigation of phenomena like participant selection, framing effects and gamified approaches for digital-mediated participatory processes as well as native language processing techniques to examine opinions as well as ideas of relevance from massive public feedback. To examine, we performed literature reviews of several hundred research articles, investigated cases in Germany, France and the Netherlands by interviews and workshops with stakeholders and employed methods of prototyping to conceptualize, develop and assess some promising approaches such as sentiment analysis in detail.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication21st International Conference on Knowledge Based an Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES2017
    EditorsC. Zanni-Merk, C. Frydman, C. Toro, Y. Hicks, R.J. Howlett, L.C. Jain
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages2391-2405
    Number of pages15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event21st International Conference on Knowledge Based an Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES2017 - Marseille, France
    Duration: 6 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

    Publication series

    NameProcedia Computer Science
    Volume112
    ISSN (Print)1877-0509

    Conference

    Conference21st International Conference on Knowledge Based an Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES2017
    CountryFrance
    CityMarseille
    Period6/09/178/09/17

    Keywords

    • public participation
    • state of the art
    • survey
    • urban planning

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