Handbook of Planning Support Science


Handbook of Planning Support Science

9781788971072 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Stan Geertman, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and John Stillwell, University of Leeds, UK
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 107 2 Extent: 576 pp
Encompassing a broad range of innovative studies on planning support science, this timely Handbook examines how the consequences of pressing societal challenges can be addressed using computer-based systems. Chapters explore the use of new streams of big and open data as well as data from traditional sources, offering significant critical insights into the field.

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Encompassing a broad range of innovative studies on planning support science, this timely Handbook examines how the consequences of pressing societal challenges can be addressed using computer-based systems. Chapters explore the use of new streams of big and open data as well as data from traditional sources, offering significant critical insights into the field.

Contributions from key scholars from around the world demonstrate how mature the field of planning support science has become in providing support for practitioners to confront diverse problems. The Handbook analyses a carefully selected range of case studies looking at digitization, big data, geodesign, applied modelling, smart city instruments and planning support systems. It addresses key urban challenges including traffic congestion, neighbourhood gentrification and urban heat-island formation, providing examples of how planning practitioners can improve modern urban conditions.

Scholars of urban and regional studies as well as human geographers will find this to be a critical reference on the topic. With examples of planning applications from across the world, this will also be a key resource for urban and regional planners and policy-makers.
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‘The Handbook of Planning Support Science provides a comprehensive, international overview of exciting new tools, data sources, and application areas. Its particular strengths are the numerous and diverse case studies that discuss an array of innovative tools and technologies that have been used to address current public policy issues around the world. I recommend it highly for planning academics and professionals interested in using technology to support planning.’
– Richard E Klosterman, Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

‘The editors and authors put together this seminal volume at the crossroads of geospatial technologies, systems and (big and small) data science. Long-term PSSers and the newly initiated will enjoy this state-of-the-art volume which builds on the past and looks into the future trajectory of PSS.’
– Zorica Nedovic-Budic, University of Illinois at Chicago, US and University College Dublin, Ireland 

‘The Handbook of Planning Support Science provides an important, up-to-date review of innovative methods, tools, techniques, and case studies on the development and use of planning support systems (PSS), computer-based tools that support planning and policy-making. This essential international collection describes state-of-the-art applications using big data and data analytics, smart cities, cloud-based computing, and geodesign.’
– Richard E. Klosterman, University of Akron, US

‘Read on. Enter a cornucopia of intelligent applications and reflections on PSS. Enjoy.’
– Michael Batty, University College London, UK
Contributors: J. Barton, R. Behrens, C. Biderman, M. Birkin, S. Blanchard, P. Boden, M. Campagna, Y. Chen, H. Chou, J. Claassens, C. Daniel, C. de Boer, B. Deal, Z. Deng, S. Eagleson, F. Fernandez, F. Figari, J. Flacke, Q.-L. Gao, S. Geertman, X. Goldie, R. Goodspeed, P. Greenwood, Y. Gu, S. Guhathakurta, J.D. Hamerlinck, N. Hood, R. Hughes, W. James, E. Janowicz, R. Janssen, M. Kahila-Tani, R. Kingston, B.W. Koo, E. Koomen, P. Krause, H.R. Kwon, M. Kyttä, S.Z. Leao, J. Li, S. Li, X. Li, S. Lieske, J. Liu, L. Liu, Z. Liu, O. Lock, N. Lomax, Y. Long, R. Lovelace, I. Luque-Martín, J. Martinez, S. Maurer, T. Moyo, W. Musakwa, A. Newing, H. Niu, P. Pelzer, C. Pettit, K. Pfeffer, S. Pinnegar, E. Punt, B. Rijken, R. Sieber, E.A. Silva, A.P. Smith, A. Staffans, I. Sterland, J. Stillwell, B. Stimson, T. Su, D.C. Swiatek, Z. Tomor, F. van den Bosch, V. Vlastaras, P. Waddell, S. Wang, M. Wegener, C. Whitcomb, P. Witte, A.G.O. Yeh, Y. Yue, G. Zhang, X. Zhang, N. Zhao, Z. Zheng, X. Zhou, M. Zuidgeest

Foreword: planning support systems in a connected world by Michael Batty xiii
Preface xix
1 Planning support science: challenges, themes and applications 1
Stan Geertman and John Stillwell

2 Data linkage and its applications for planning support systems 22
Mark Birkin, William James, Nik Lomax and Andrew Smith
3 Hard and soft data integration in geocomputation: mixed methods for data
collection and processing in urban planning 37
Elisabete A. Silva, Lun Liu, Heeseo Rain Kwon, Haifeng Niu and Yiqiao Chen
4 Open access, open source and cloud computing: a glimpse into the future
of GIS 56
Christopher Pettit, Bob Stimson, Jack Barton, Xavier Goldie,
Philip Greenwood, Robin Lovelace and Serryn Eagleson

5 Spatial planning and geodesign 73
Michele Campagna
6 Methodology and application of data augmented design: a case study of
urban redevelopment design for the Panyu-Xinhua Area, Shanghai 87
Tianyu Su, Shihui Li, Jing Li, Hungyu Chou and Ying Long
7 Geodesign, resilience and planning support systems: the integration of
process and technology 110
Yexuan Gu and Brian Deal
8 Spatial modelling and forecasting 132
Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Ge Zhang and Bon Woo Koo
9 Are urban land-use transport interaction models planning support systems? 153
Michael Wegener
10 Automated monitoring of planning policy: an overview of the journey from
theory to practice 161
Claire Daniel

11 Big data, urban analytics and the planning of smart cities 179
Anthony G.O. Yeh, Yang Yue, Xingang Zhou and Qi-Li Gao
12 Planning support systems and science beyond the smart city 199
Zhibin Zheng and Renée Sieber
13 The achievements and challenges of planning support science in e-planning
in China 213
Shifu Wang, Zhaohua Deng, Zheng Liu, Nannan Zhao, Xiaoyang Zhang and
Jie Liu
14 Smart governance in the making: integrating ‘smart’ in local spatial planning 226
Patrick Witte, Eline Punt and Stan Geertman
15 The influence of political context on smart governance initiatives in Glasgow,
Utrecht and Curitiba 238
Zsuzsanna Tomor and Stan Geertman
16 Challenging the conventional wisdom: the case of MobiLab, S.o Paulo,
Brazil 257
Ciro Biderman and Daniela Coimbra Swiatek

17 Transcending the exemplars of utility and implementation in planning
support science 270
Scott N. Lieske
18 Limitations and potential of planning support systems application in
planning in southern Spain: bridging academia and practice 281
Irene Luque-Martín and Karin Pfeffer
19 Interactive planning support systems with citizens: lessons learned from
renewable energy planning in the Netherlands 294
Johannes Flacke, Cheryl de Boer, Frans van den Bosch and Karin Pfeffer
20 Participatory urban planning in the digital era 307
Aija Staffans, Maarit Kahila-Tani and Marketta Kyttä
21 Local government web-based services for neighbourhood planning 323
Richard Kingston and Vasileios Vlastaras
22 Organizing, facilitating, and evaluating planning support system workshops 338
Robert Goodspeed and Peter Pelzer
23 Using geodesign for collaborative planning: development planning in the
Lower Zambezi Valley 353
Ron Janssen
24 Perspectives on planning support systems and e-planning in
southern Africa: opportunities, challenges and the road ahead 366
Walter Musakwa and Thembani Moyo

25 Linking socio-economic and physical dynamics in spatial planning 383
Jip Claassens, Eric Koomen and Bart Rijken
26 Cellular automata modelling for urban planning in fast-growth regions 397
Xia Li and Anthony G.O. Yeh
27 UrbanCanvas: a collaborative platform for informed planning 416
Paul Waddell, Edward Janowicz, Samuel Blanchard and Samuel Maurer
28 The making of a mega-region: evaluating and proposing long-term transport
planning strategies with open-source data and transport accessibility tools 442
Oliver Lock, Simon Pinnegar, Simone Z. Leao and Christopher Pettit

29 Planning support systems for retail location planning 459
Andy Newing, Nick Hood and Iain Sterland
30 Planning support systems for school-place forecasting 471
Peter Boden, Rebecca Hughes and John Stillwell
31 Penciler: a web-based affordable housing development feasibility
analysis tool 486
Paul Waddell, Christiana Whitcomb, Francisco Figari, Federico Fernandez
and Justin Martinez
32 A GIS-based planning support system for inclusionary housing profitability
optimization in Cape Town, South Africa 506
Philip Krause, Mark Zuidgeest and Roger Behrens
33 Applying planning support science in rural environments 524
Jeffrey D. Hamerlinck

Index 539

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