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Conceptual models of urban environmental information systems: toward improved information provision

Haklay, M.; (2002) Conceptual models of urban environmental information systems: toward improved information provision. In: Proceedings of 23rd Urban Data Management Symposium. (pp. p. 170). Urban Data Management Society, Delft University of Technology: Delft, The Netherlands. Green open access

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Abstract

In the last decade, Public Access to Environmental Information became an important issue in environmental politics. While the legislative framework has made advances, from the declarative statements of Agenda 21 to the promulgation of the Aarhus convention on 'Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters', there seem to be lack of research on the conceptual and technical aspects of this information provision. In this paper, Soft System Methodology (SSM) is used to develop some conceptual models of public access to environmental information. These models capture the main elements that influence public access and use, and aimed at providing the basis for future developments of environmental information systems that will improve public access to, and use of environmental information. The paper provides an introduction to SSM and exemplifies how this methodology can be deployed within the context of environmental information systems.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Conceptual models of urban environmental information systems: toward improved information provision
Event:23rd Urban Data Management Symposium (UDMS), 2002
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.udms.net/cms/index.php?page=_detail&symposium_year=2002&symposium_theme=30&pp=170
Language:English
Additional information:Paper presented in session VI - Environmental information systems
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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