This chapter addresses the smart city concept as a first step towards the formulation of a new sociallyimproved urban concept which may be defined as that of the “people-friendly city”. This new task involves the employment of IT tools, but using new methods and pursuing different goals other than mere numerical information. In terms of the urban environment, this means that cities should be designed for people, and planning practitioners should be able to understand citizens’ needs, communicate with them and involve them in a collaborative process. Therefore, an overview of the implications of smart cities for urban planning is followed by a more detailed analysis of Planning Support Systems (PSS) as innovative tools for enhancing the process of delivering a more inclusive and people-friendly urban environment. The lessons learnt from the application of the PSS tool is then illustrated in order to define the potentialities and key points for the development of similar tools.

From the smart city to the people-friendly city: Usability of tools and data in urban planning / Melis, Giulia; Masala, Elena; Tabasso, Matteo - In: Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities / Andrea Vesco, Francesco Ferrero. - STAMPA. - Hershey PA : IGI Global, 2015. - ISBN 9781466682832. - pp. 363-381 [10.4018/978-1-4666-8282-5.ch017]

From the smart city to the people-friendly city: Usability of tools and data in urban planning

MELIS, GIULIA;MASALA, ELENA;TABASSO, Matteo
2015

Abstract

This chapter addresses the smart city concept as a first step towards the formulation of a new sociallyimproved urban concept which may be defined as that of the “people-friendly city”. This new task involves the employment of IT tools, but using new methods and pursuing different goals other than mere numerical information. In terms of the urban environment, this means that cities should be designed for people, and planning practitioners should be able to understand citizens’ needs, communicate with them and involve them in a collaborative process. Therefore, an overview of the implications of smart cities for urban planning is followed by a more detailed analysis of Planning Support Systems (PSS) as innovative tools for enhancing the process of delivering a more inclusive and people-friendly urban environment. The lessons learnt from the application of the PSS tool is then illustrated in order to define the potentialities and key points for the development of similar tools.
9781466682832
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Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities
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