Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

The Journal of Community Informatics

Volume

10

Issue

3

Abstract

Newcomer participation in governance is a common goal, but many traditional venues and mechanisms designed to facilitate inclusive decision-making remain inaccessible. We present a case study that uses low-tech participatory mapping workshops to help newcomers learn where people go to discuss local affairs and access information. We then analyze the workshop data with a dynamic, high-tech, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial modeling process. The maps generated can be used to identify more inclusive venues for public meetings. This article describes the replicable workshop methodology, analytic tools, and benefits that result from using the two in concert.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Community Informatics, 10:3 (2014). Posted with permission.

Rights

This is an open access distributed under the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright Owner

The Journal of Community Informatics

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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