An e-participatory map over process methods in urban planning
2013 (English)In: CeDEM 2013: Proceedings of the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Governement (Revised Edition) / [ed] Peter Parycek, Noella Edelmann, Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2013, 119-132 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper, we put the concept of e-participation in a wider perspective. Based on experiences of using participatory process methods in urban planning, we address the importance of communicating underlying epistemological beliefs in various participatory methods. Using eight cases of urban planning, we show how an analysis of the interplay of the concept of agenda, participant, and method can be used when developing strategies for e-participation. The investigation reveals a lack of procedures and methods for actively visualizing different groups’ and individuals’ unequal influence on the participatory processes and decisions. In contrast to the usual governmentally controlled participation models, we propose a map clarifying the epistemological and ontological positions of different participatory methods, bridging various research paradigms and methods while identifying project teams' expectations and common concepts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2013. 119-132 p.
Participatory decision making, Societal planning, Regional development, eDemocracy
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-95576ISBN: 978-3-902505-30-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-95576DiVA: diva2:660884
CeDEM 2013. International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013, Danube University Krems, Austria, 22-24 May 2013