Cyber-physical planning support systems: Advancing participatory decision making in complex urban environments

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Technologies are emerging that can transform urban planning from a slow and costly, paper driven, black box process to a transparent and democratized way of delivering information relevant to making policy decisions. In this paper we use our experiences and lessons learned from the development and application of a large-scale urban model to argue that advances in computational techniques allow greater interactivity, speed, versatility, and accessibility that enable the next generation of planning support systems to be developed and operationalized. We then describe such a system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-367
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010



  • Content management system
  • Geoportal
  • Planning process
  • Urban models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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