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Exploring Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) as a Public Participation Tool for Design and Planning

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dc.contributor.advisor Perkins, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Aykroyd, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-07T15:41:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-07T15:41:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-05
dc.date.created 2012-04-27
dc.date.issued 2012-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3569
dc.description.abstract Public participation in the design and planning process aims to engage citizens in the local decision-making process. Although participation provides a multitude of benefits, significant physical, temporal and attitudinal barriers have limited its potential. Social media technologies have the potential to address these traditional barriers to participation. Little research has addressed the opportunities, challenges, and effectiveness of these technologies in traditional planning and design frameworks. The goal of this research was to explore and evaluate the role of social media as a participatory tool in the planning and design process using a multiple case study method. Interviews were conducted with representatives from municipalities and consulting firms to develop case histories for evaluation. Results suggest ways in which social media can be an effective participatory tool, and that the incorporation of social media into municipal and institutional settings, while creating uncertainty, can create opportunity for more authentic participation within governance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.subject Urban Planning en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.subject Twitter en_US
dc.subject Civic Engagement en_US
dc.title Exploring Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) as a Public Participation Tool for Design and Planning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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