Web-based public participation geographical information systems: an aid to local environmental decision-making

  title={Web-based public participation geographical information systems: an aid to local environmental decision-making},
  author={Richard Kingston and Steve Carver and Andrew J. Evans and Ian Turton},
  journal={Computers, Environment and Urban Systems},
Current research examining the potential of the World-Wide Web as a means of increasing public participation in local environmental decision making in the UK is discussed. The paper considers traditional methods of public participation and argues that new Internet-based technologies have the potential to widen participation in the UK planning system. Evidence is provided of the potential and actual benefits of online spatial decision support systems in the UK through a real environmental… Expand

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