Participatory environmental planning platform

Soon Ae Chun, Francisco Artigas

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Natural and man-made disasters can pose various threats to the environment and humans. Proper environmental monitoring, early alerts, and response planning and execution are essential. Most government organizations adhere to top-down planning operations, issuing instructions and setting rules and regulations for people to follow. In this chapter, the authors propose a participatory environmental planning platform where environmental planning is based on the data from sensors and "human sensors" to shift from a government-centric to a participatory environmental monitoring and planning paradigm. This platform incorporates intelligent technologies to enhance environmental situation awareness, to promote participatory governance, and to allow citizens to participate in the plan execution; participation is done through local data sharing as necessary to create situation awareness and through a resource sharing provided by citizen volunteers. The authors present a prototype system that provides shared services for the regional municipal governments' environmental planning and response coordination. & 2015, IGI Global, All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781466681521
ISBN (Print)9781466681514
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


  • Crowdsourcing
  • Data analytics
  • Environmental alerting system
  • Human sensors
  • Participatory environmental planning platform
  • Resource sharing system
  • Sensor network

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    Chun, S. A., & Artigas, F. (2015). Participatory environmental planning platform. In Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning (pp. 46-68). IGI Global.