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.
International Journal of Web Information Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 10, 2014
Keywords: Participation; Facebook; Network; Interethnic city