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Digital social innovation and civic participation: toward responsible and inclusive transport planning

Mehmood, Abid ORCID: and Imran, Muhammad 2021. Digital social innovation and civic participation: toward responsible and inclusive transport planning. European Planning Studies 29 (10) , pp. 1870-1885. 10.1080/09654313.2021.1882946

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This paper makes the case for Digital Social Innovation as a step toward democratic participation and engagement in the planning process. Information and communication technologies are increasingly playing a major part in mobilizing collective social and political action as a response to the outdated planning policies and practices. With transport infrastructures constrained by the unprecedented global impact of COVID-19, DSI can potentially become a defining element of the post-pandemic world. We use the case of transport planning in Auckland and analyse the role of a proactive advocacy group and its use of technical expertise to offer opinions through virtual shared platforms for public participation and empowerment. City Rail Link is discussed as a large-scale public transport project that received political and community support due to the efforts of digital social innovators.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0965-4313
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 22 January 2021
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 22:37

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