Menu
Home
Log in / Register
 
Home arrow Economics arrow Advances in smart cities : smarter people, governance and solutions
Source

Public Participation

This category scrutinizes the topics related to public participation. In a smart city, ICTs would strengthen the freedom of speech and improve access to public information and services via social media and crowdsourcing (Khan et al., 2014; Sandoval-Almazan et al., 2015). Citizens prefer online participation and discussion because of the absence of nonverbal politics in an online environment (Veeckman and van der Graaf, 2014).

Social Media

This subcategory discusses how the use of social media would increase public participation in government policies and various other issues (Khan et al., 2014; Mainka et al., 2015). Social media analytics enables the measurement of public sentiments with real-time data mined from Twitter, blogs, and other social networks (Przeybilovicz et al., 2015).

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing refers to the user collaboration and engagement that would foster public participation in the smart city governance process. Crowdsourcing leads to the sharing of knowledge among the citizens and citizen participation, which facilitates the smart city to utilize the wisdom of the crowd. Moreover, virtual communities launch communication channels across residents, government, and relevant business stakeholders (You et al., 2014).

 
Source
Found a mistake? Please highlight the word and press Shift + Enter  
< Prev   CONTENTS   Next >
 
Subjects
Accounting
Business & Finance
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environment
Geography
Health
History
Language & Literature
Law
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Political science
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Travel