The value of Community Informatics to participatory urban planning and design: a case-study in Helsinki

  • Joanna Catherine Saad-Sulonen
  • Liisa Horelli
Keywords: Community Information, ICT-mediated participation, participatory design, participatory urban planning, e-participation, young people

Abstract

The aim of the article is to present and discuss the potentials of community informatics for participatory planning and design, as well as for ICT-mediated participation in general. The article is based on a case study of the co-design of a shared yard in Helsinki. The application of ICTs meant that tools such as the local website and the Urban Mediator were used as platforms and media to co-create, share and distribute information concerning the progress of the design of the yard. We argue that CI-assisted participatory planning and design provide a viable perspective and significant contribution to ICT-mediated participation in urban issues.

Published
2010-09-17
How to Cite
Saad-Sulonen, J., & Horelli, L. (2010). The value of Community Informatics to participatory urban planning and design: a case-study in Helsinki. The Journal of Community Informatics, 6(2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/579
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