Imaging the future : geo-visualisation for participatory spatial planning in Europe

A. van den Brink (Editor), R.J.A. van Lammeren (Editor), R.J. van de Velde (Editor), S. Däne (Editor)

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The principle of public participation in policy-making and policy implementation features in many European Union directives and policy documents. It is also undeniably connected to the rise of what can be called the European e-society, in which digital technologies are expected to strengthen public involvement in democratic processes. One broad group of such technologies are commonly referred to as geo-visualisations. This book contains the results of a European project that explored the potential for using innovative geo-visualisation techniques in public participation processes for spatial planning. The approach taken in the project involved continual interaction between concept development, the technological possibilities, and their practical application in case studies conducted in Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages199
ISBN (Print)9789086860395
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameMansholt publication series
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
No.vol. 3
ISSN (Print)1871-9309


  • physical planning
  • geographical information systems
  • europe
  • european union
  • geovisualization
  • community participation
  • participation methods

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    van den Brink, A., van Lammeren, R. J. A., van de Velde, R. J., & Däne, S. (Eds.) (2007). Imaging the future : geo-visualisation for participatory spatial planning in Europe. (Mansholt publication series; No. vol. 3). Wageningen Academic Publishers.