GIS for Sustainable Development (2005)(en)(535s) by Michele Campagna

By Michele Campagna

Geography, city making plans, land use, computing, and antiquities are one of the disciplines represented by way of participants, who come from around the world. They describe how geographical info structures (GIS) may also help the undertaking to create financial improvement that meets the desires and aspirations of the current with out compromising the power of destiny generations to fulfill their very own. they give the impression of being at common subject matters comparable to meta-data and knowledge distribution, integrating GIS and simulations types, and facts from Scandinavian towns for instruments within the spatial research of offenses. Then they cite case reports in city dynamics, average and cultural history, society and setting, public participation, and spatial facts infrastructure and public management.

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After Giacomelli’s framework discussion, in Chapter 12 Ballas goes straight to the core of the topic, proposing the integration of GIS with microsimulation models for the evaluation of socioeconomic and spatial effects of major developments. According to a system approach which considers a socioeconomic system as composed of a number of interacting subsystems, spatial microsimulation modeling offers a potentially powerful framework for the analysis of urban and regional 14 GIS for Sustainable Development systems, as the integration of microsimulation models based on individual’s behaviors within GIS allows investigation of the relationships between socioeconomic processes, spatial planning policies, and environmental settings.

4 CYBERSPACE AND NEW JOB DESCRIPTIONS The first immediate, and perhaps also most quoted, consequence of telecommunications can be considered teleworking: every place, even home, when connected to a central organizing body, may become a workplace. Deterritorialization might result in the beneficial creation of an unexpected number of new jobs. Despite the hopes for this generalized 24-hour-work world, after more than two decades it is possible to state that, especially at a directive level, strategies should be set during face-to-face meetings when physical space, emotions, touch, and smell still do matter.

The results achieved so far represent a best practice in this field. The last section is concluded by Walter Oostdam with Chapter 29, which gives a detailed description of an urban geographic information system developed by the municipality of the City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands. This case study offers several interesting insights into both the organizational and technical problems GIS for Sustainable Development 19 afforded in information system development. Unlike major national organizations and research centers, smaller organizations such as local administrations often barely meet the demand for funding, infrastructure, and skills required for enterprise GIS implementation.

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