Use of ICTs and Mass Media in the Planning Processes: the Two Sides of the Same Coin

Leone, Federica (2014) Use of ICTs and Mass Media in the Planning Processes: the Two Sides of the Same Coin. REAL CORP 2014 – PLAN IT SMART! Clever Solutions for Smart Cities. Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 763-771.

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In recent years, Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mass media are increasing used by governments within the decision-making processes, changing the modalities to involve citizens. Moreover, these types of tools entail different benefits, such as greater transparency and the promotion of participation. In particular, the research work focuses on planning processes at the regional scale, analysing the case study of the Sardinian Regional Landscape Plan (RLP). Indeed, during the elaboration and implementation of the RLP, Web sites, blogs and mass media have been used to encourage new forms of institutional communication and participation. On the other hand, political issues have negatively influenced the outcomes of planning processes. For example, newspapers and television have represented the political arenas where officials of the local and regional governments clashed over the modalities of implementation of the RLP. As a consequence, the specific purpose of the regional government policy has been to legitimate its supremacy over the planning choices at the local level, utilizing tools that should grant a greater transparency and involvement on behalf of the local communities within planning processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-government, Participation, Regional planning, Web 2.0, mass media
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 16:37
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 16:37

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