Do PPGIS-generated Data Matter in Planning Decisions?

Authors: Piotr Jankowski*, San Diego State University, Michal Czepkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, University of Iceland, Maarit Kahila, Mapita
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Behavioral Geography
Keywords: PPGIS, participatory planning, decision making
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Studio 5, Marriott, 2nd Floor
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Many countries require by law some level of public participation in local planning. Various PPGIS methods have been employed in support of public participation to empower the public and to inform planners about public preferences. While convening and process aspects of public participation have received a considerable attention in the literature, much less has been reported on outcomes, especially with respect to contributed data and their impacts on planning decisions. This paper addresses the question of PPGIS data impact on planning decisions on the example of selected cities in Poland and Finland. The assessment methodology is based on the qualitative analysis of transcripts from interviews with planners involved in PPGIS applications accompanying local planning processes. The assessment reveals a range of impacts contextualized by procedural, political, and economic factors.

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