Adapting GIS technology to the needs of local planning
2000 (English)In: Environment and Planning, B: Planning and Design, ISSN 0265-8135, Vol. 27, no 6, 923-937 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Our objective in this paper is to argue for a new use of geographic information systems-GIS in local planning as an auxiliary tool for decisionmaking. We review the use of the GIS technique in earlier research studies and represent the empirical findings from using GIS in a quality-of-life study in conjunction with an urban renewal project of a residential area in Stockholm County, Sweden. Special attention is given to the potential of GIS for mapping qualitative data representing people's needs and judgments about their residential areas. We conclude with a discussion of future challenges in using GIS techniques in combination with the Internet for social analysis in renewal planning. One of the arguments proposed is that the tool can be used to promote the involvement of urban residents.
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2000. Vol. 27, no 6, 923-937 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20179ISI: 000165507000010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20179DiVA: diva2:338872
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved