The role of ICT in mapping resources for sustainable historic urban regeneration: case studies of Amsterdam and Salerno

Lu Lu, Nadia Pintossi, Gamze Dane, Ana Roders

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Abstract

According to the UNESCO Recommendations on the Historical Urban Landscape (HUL), mapping the available resources is critical for successful project implementation. These resources entail natural, cultural
and human resources ranging from tangible to intangible. Mapping these resources can contribute to a systematical identification, analysis, and classification of location-based values for the management of a sustainable historic urban regeneration process. Currently, the mainly adopted mapping approaches are paper map, online mapping applications, non-spatial mapping, geography information system (GIS), surveys and interviews. These tools include both traditional and innovative tools, however they are quite diverse and not integrated. The innovative tools incorporating information and communication technology (ICT) are recognized to be useful to foster a public inclusion and a bottom-up management for the sustainable historic
urban regeneration. This because these tools enable a variety of actors to create and visualize data. Based on this proposition, this research investigates the role of ICT in mapping resources in particular in a participatory way to support aninclusive implementation of sustainable historic urban regeneration practices.
In this paper, the role of ICT is studied through literature review and case studies. The literature review
provides the current application in and future potential of ICT for mapping resources. To complement the
results of the literature review, two case studies are conductued in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and
Salerno (Italy). The case studies show that different data sources such as location-based social networks,
administrative data, online and offline surveys and interviews, and local sensors are useful for participatory
mapping of resources. This assessment of two case studies revealed that ICT platforms such as open data
platforms, interactive platforms, decision support systems are recognized as three main solutions for
disseminating knowledge to the public and enable their participation in historic urban regeneration processes.
The outcomes show that ICT has potential for fostering the public participation to achieve sustainable
regeneration of historic urban areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2019
Pages985-991
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9504173-6-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event24th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2019 - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 2 Apr 20194 Apr 2019

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2019
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period2/04/194/04/19

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    Lu, L., Pintossi, N., Dane, G., & Roders, A. (2019). The role of ICT in mapping resources for sustainable historic urban regeneration: case studies of Amsterdam and Salerno. In 24th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2019 (pp. 985-991)