Exploring Web 2.0 in Planning Cover

Exploring Web 2.0 in Planning Cover

Exploring Web 2.0 in Urban Planning
A collection of six white papers, Volume 1 (2009)
Edited by Chris Steins | Published by Planetizen Press

Abstract: Emerging technologies are fundamentally changing how we plan, develop and manage our urban areas. Likewise, planning professionals are increasingly being called on to adopt new technologies to plan, communicate planning concepts and engage citizens in the planning process. This collection of articles introduces a range of Web 2.0 technologies that can be applied to the field of planning, including Web surveys, Twitter, Web-based geographic information systems, Google transit, citizen engagement strategies, and image visualizations. The six white papers in this document were researched and written by authors at the School of Policy, Planning, and Development University of Southern California as part of a Spring, 2009 graduate- level course on Internet Technologies and Urban Planning.


  • Introduction, By Dr. David Slaone
  • Louisiana Speaks: A Case Study: Examining the Use of the Web to Engage Residents in the Planning Process, By Josie Noah
  • Twitter as an Urban Planner’s Tool, By Sen Sugano
  • The Use of Web GIS for Economic Development, By Mengchen Sun
  • An Evaluation of Transit Agency Trip Planners vs. Google Transit, By Simon Vuong
  • Candidate Obama vs. President Obama: A Study of Web 2.0 Strategies, By Jason Wise
  • Picturing Smart Growth, National Resources Defense Council, By Chin-Yee Wong


© 2009 by Urban Insight, Inc. Individual authors retain copyright in their own work. Published by Planetizen Press (www.planetizen.com), an imprint of Urban Insight, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. ISBN: 978-0-9789329-5-4 Printed and bound in the United States of America. First Edition.