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There’s an App for That: Mobile Applications for Urban Planning


  • Jennifer Evans-Cowley

    (The Ohio State University, USA)


The number of worldwide mobile device users is increasing rapidly, as are the number of applications to serve these devices. Urban planners have the opportunity to use an array of mobile applications to increase productivity, share information, and engage with the public. This article explores a number of mobile applications that can add value to the work that urban planners undertake. It also considers the types of applications that could be developed to assist planners in their efforts to understand cities and engage with the public.

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  • Jennifer Evans-Cowley, 2012. "There’s an App for That: Mobile Applications for Urban Planning," International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), IGI Global, vol. 1(2), pages 79-87, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jepr00:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:79-87

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