New methods of citizen participation based on digital technologies

  • The current thesis presents research about new methods of citizen participation based on digital technologies. The focus on the research lies on decentralized methods of participation where citizens take the role of co-creators. The research project first conducted a review of the literature on citizen participation, its origins and the different paradigms that have emerged over the years. TheThe current thesis presents research about new methods of citizen participation based on digital technologies. The focus on the research lies on decentralized methods of participation where citizens take the role of co-creators. The research project first conducted a review of the literature on citizen participation, its origins and the different paradigms that have emerged over the years. The literature review also looked at the influence of technologies on participation processes and the theoretical frameworks that have emerged to understand the introduction of technologies in the context of urban development. The literature review generated the conceptual basis for the further development of the thesis. The research begins with a survey of technology enabled participation applications that examined the roles and structures emerging due to the introduction of technology. The results showed that cities use technology mostly to control and monitor urban infrastructure and are rather reluctant to give citizens the role of co-creators. Based on these findings, three case studies were developed. Digital tools for citizen participation were conceived and introduced for each case study. The adoption and reaction of the citizens were observed using three data collection methods. The results of the case studies showed consistently that previous participation and engagement with informal citizen participation are a determinining factor in the potential adoption of digital tools for decentralized engagement. Based on these results, the case studies proposed methods and frameworks that can be used for the conception and introduction of technologies for decentralized citizen participation.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author: Juan Carlos Carvajal BermúdezORCiD
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.4712Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20220906-47124Cite-Link
Referee:Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd NentwigGND, Prof. Dr. Martijn de WaalORCiDGND
Advisor:Jun.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard KönigORCiDGND
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2022/09/05
Year of first Publication:2022
Date of final exam:2022/05/31
Release Date:2022/09/06
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Granting Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur]
Institutes and partner institutions:Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur] / Juniorprofessur Computational Architecture
Tag:Citizen participation; Digital technologies
GND Keyword:Partizipation; Beteiligung; Technologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke
700 Künste und Unterhaltung
BKL-Classification:54 Informatik
74 Geographie, Raumordnung, Städtebau
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)