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Main Title: A mobile app for citizen participation
Author(s): Schröder, Carolin
Type: Conference Object
Language Code: en
Abstract: Mobile apps for urban participation are a rather new development. The literature provides certain potentials of mobile apps in this context, as well of mobile participation (m-participation) in general. While developing a mobile app for the specific purpose of geo-referenced, instant polling in urban development contexts, the question rose: is m-participation different from e-participation or face-to-face participation? As there is not much empirical data available yet on m-participation, initial research focused on who are the users and how do they use mobile apps. As the urban development context emphasises the interaction between (public) institutions and civil society, it was of additional interest to learn not who are the civil society users – but also who are the people in public institutions that would use a mobile app? From an urban planning and participation research perspective, the paper addresses potentials and challenges of introducing smart phones and tablets. The preliminary findings from an ongoing research project that are presented in this article also raise the question to what extent findings from research on face-to-face participation are related to e-participation and mobile participation.
Issue Date: 2014
Date Available: 1-Dec-2016
DDC Class: 710 Städtebau, Raumplanung, Landschaftsgestaltung
005 Computerprogrammierung, Programme, Daten
Subject(s): citizen participation
urban development
urban planning
mobile participation
Smartphone App
Proceedings Title: EGOSE 2014 : proceedings : International Conference Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia : St. Petersburg, Russia, 18-20 November 2014
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Publisher Place: New York, NY
Publisher DOI: 10.1145/2729104.2729137
Page Start: 75
Page End: 78
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3401-3
Appears in Collections:Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft (ZTG) » Publications

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