Visualisation Techniques For Facilitating Stakeholder Decision Making In Urban Planning

  • Andrew J Rixon
  • Stewart Burn
Keywords: Public Participatory GIS, Participation, Facilitation, Visualisation

Abstract

Public participatory geographical information systems (PPGIS) are becoming widely recognised as powerful tools for informed participatory decision-making processes within urban planning projects. This paper discusses a technique recently used within a case study for providing visualisations of traffic flows and how to incorporate local community perceptions of their neighbourhoods into a PPGIS software tool. In particular, the paper demonstrates a new methodology for visualisation of qualitative social data, facilitating dialogue and discussion amongst stakeholders and planning professionals in an urban context. The paper concludes with a discussion on techniques for developing software and presenting visualisations in an understandable and usable manner catering for a diversity of participants.
Published
2008-08-21
How to Cite
Rixon, A., & Burn, S. (2008). Visualisation Techniques For Facilitating Stakeholder Decision Making In Urban Planning. The Journal of Community Informatics, 4(2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/264