Geoweb 2.0 for Participatory Urban Design: Affordances and Critical Success Factors

Burak Pak, Johan Verbeke
2014 International Journal of Architectural Computing  
In this paper, we discuss the affordances of open-source Geoweb 2.0 platforms to support the participatory design of urban projects in real-world practices.We first introduce the two open-source platforms used in our study for testing purposes.Then, based on evidence from five different field studies we identify five affordances of these platforms: conversations on alternative urban projects, citizen consultation, design empowerment, design studio learning and design research.We elaborate on
more » ... se in detail and identify a key set of success factors for the facilitation of better practices in the future.
doi:10.1260/1478-0771.12.3.283 fatcat:mnfyqxl3kbertgqnutbjwvb4ua