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Advances in Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science and Public Participation

Authors: Ramasubramanian, Laxmi

  • First book focusing directly on these topics
  • Provides a theoretical framework that links planning, GIS, and community development
  • Includes case studies that provide examples of planning processes at the local, regional, and national scales
  • Contains critical discussions about the future of participatory processes that use technologies
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About this book

This book argues that many positive planning and policy outcomes can result when GIS experts and community organizers work together to address problems affecting our neighborhoods and cities. This book is written by an author who, in addition to being an academic, has worked for twenty years in the grassroots, designing and implementing a wide range of community-oriented GIS activities. The book is both an account of personal experiences, as well as an academic reflection of professional practice. The case studies are drawn from multiple scales and represent stake holders covering a wide swath of actors. For practitioners, the book will help to place their own experiences into a historical and socio-political context and will provide guidance for their work. For students, it looks behind the scenes of glossy PPGIS reports usually found in the literature. For policymakers, it highlights the pathways to facilitate social change through consensus building. This book provides clarity about terminologies and definitions. It provides practical guidelines for policymakers seeking to implement consensus-building approaches that are supported by GIS and other digital tools.

About the authors

Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and a member of the Doctoral Faculty in the Earth and Environmental Science Program at the City University of New York Graduate Center.  She has consulted, lectured, researched, and published worldwide.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Geographic Information Systems and Public Participation is one of eight books in the Springer series Advances in Geographic Information Science. … Ramasubramanian provides readers with several relevant building frameworks and food for thought, especially in the fields of public engagement, planning, and GIS development. It also offers ample sources for further reading … .” (Cindy Regalado, Environmental and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 39 (2), 2012)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Dilemmas in Contemporary Planning

    Ramasubramanian, Laxmi

    Pages 3-17

  • The Digital Revolution

    Ramasubramanian, Laxmi

    Pages 19-32

  • Dilemmas in Contemporary Planning

    Ramasubramanian, Laxmi

    Pages 33-48

  • PPGIS: State of the Practice

    Ramasubramanian, Laxmi

    Pages 49-74

  • Politics and Participation in Boston’s South End

    Ramasubramanian, Laxmi

    Pages 77-85

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-75401-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-75400-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26214-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographic Information Science and Public Participation
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Geographic Information Science
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75401-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75401-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75400-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26214-2
Series ISSN
1867-2434
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 163
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