Title: From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities - a case study: DECUMANUS service products

Authors: David Ludlow; Zaheer Khan; Kamran Soomro; Mattia Marconcini; Roberto San José; Philippe Malcorps; Maria Lemper; Juan Luis Perez; Annekatrin Metz

Addresses: University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK ' University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK ' University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK ' German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany ' Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain ' EUROSENSE, Wemmel, Belgium ' GeoVille Information Systems, Innsbruck, Austria ' Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain ' German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany

Abstract: Intelligence delivered by earth observation (EO) satellites performs a vital role in supporting ICT enabled urban governance, and the creation of decision making tools delivering integrated urban planning. This paper reviews the DECUMANUS project experience, detailing the development of the EO derived tools, and evaluating the service products that facilitate the deployment of top-down expertise in land use planning. The central purpose of the paper is to assess the potential for use of these DECUMANUS high resolution EO images and data, also to support bottom-up participatory planning, promoting co-design. It is concluded: 1) EO derived images and associated data offer great opportunity to deliver top-down decision making tools, which combined with auxiliary data, including participatory sensing data, effectively support integrated urban planning; 2) EO derived images also offer substantial potential as communication tools, enabling citizens to make more informed and responsible choices and participate in co-designed urban planning.

Keywords: earth observation data; top-down integrated urban governance; bottom-up stakeholder participation; co-creation and innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2017.088949

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2017 Vol.23 No.5/6, pp.465 - 493

Received: 18 Jul 2016
Accepted: 08 Nov 2016

Published online: 21 Dec 2017 *

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