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New images of city through the social network

New images of city through the social network Purpose – The following paper aims to study the role of Facebook to improve the participation of the stakeholders to the urban regeneration and to identify preferences and create a database. Then great attention is given to the study of the potential of the social network in linking up extremely varied users, favoring also the connection from the web to the real. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology will combine the use of the social networking site Facebook and Checkland’s CATWOE. In this way, heterogeneous and selected groups of stakeholders could have an increasingly active role in the definition of urban strategies of transformations. Findings – The stakeholders’ participation is revealed in the choice of criteria, future cities characters and focal points, with the objective to identify some strategies for future sustainable scenarios of development. Originality/value – Facebook allows users to access the network of specific realities of the city and to meet and know them, improving the connection among people, thanks to the flow from web to real and vice versa. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Web Information Systems Emerald Publishing

New images of city through the social network

International Journal of Web Information Systems , Volume 10 (2): 15 – Jun 10, 2014

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1744-0084
DOI
10.1108/IJWIS-11-2013-0034
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Abstract

Purpose – The following paper aims to study the role of Facebook to improve the participation of the stakeholders to the urban regeneration and to identify preferences and create a database. Then great attention is given to the study of the potential of the social network in linking up extremely varied users, favoring also the connection from the web to the real. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology will combine the use of the social networking site Facebook and Checkland’s CATWOE. In this way, heterogeneous and selected groups of stakeholders could have an increasingly active role in the definition of urban strategies of transformations. Findings – The stakeholders’ participation is revealed in the choice of criteria, future cities characters and focal points, with the objective to identify some strategies for future sustainable scenarios of development. Originality/value – Facebook allows users to access the network of specific realities of the city and to meet and know them, improving the connection among people, thanks to the flow from web to real and vice versa.

Journal

International Journal of Web Information SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 10, 2014

Keywords: Participation; Facebook; Network; Interethnic city

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