SUMMARY: Web 2.0 is beyond a jargon describing technological transformation: it refers to new strategies, tools and techniques that encourage and augment informed, creative and social inter(actions). When considered in an educational context, Web 2.0 provides various opportunities for enhanced integration and for improving the learning processes in… (More)
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In this paper, we discuss the different applications of virtual city and environment models within different frameworks and try to reveal their important qualities in relation with their approaches for creating prospective urban developments. Certain uses of urban models and technologies are examined through seven critical cases with a focus on (what) is… (More)
The main aim of this paper is to discuss how the combination of Web 2.0, social media and geographic technologies can provide opportunities for learning and new forms of participation in an urban design studio. This discussion is mainly based on our recent findings from two experimental urban design studio setups as well as former research and literature… (More)
In this paper, we discuss the affordances of open-source Geoweb 2.0 platforms to support the participatory design of urban projects in real-world practices.We first introduce the two open-source platforms used in our study for testing purposes.Then, based on evidence from five different field studies we identify five affordances of these platforms:… (More)
This paper reports on a virtual environment model under development, specifically aimed at the discussion of possible tools and strategies for representation, communication and analysis of the urban development projects prepared for the Brussels Capital Region. In the introduction, certain characteristics of alternative urban development projects prepared… (More)