© 2017

Planning Support Science for Smarter Urban Futures

  • Stan Geertman
  • Andrew Allan
  • Chris Pettit
  • John Stillwell
  • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the availability and application of planning support systems (PSS) in the context of Smart Cities, Big Data, and Urban Futures

  • Presents the best papers from the CUPUM-2017 conference

  • Offers insights into the specifics of availability and application of planning support systems (PSS) to help achieve smart urban futures

Book CUPUM 2017

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stan Geertman, Andrew Allan, Chris Pettit, John Stillwell
    Pages 1-19
  3. Planning Support Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Fernando Lima, Nuno Montenegro, Rodrigo Paraizo, José Kós
      Pages 47-64
    3. Alireza Karduni, Isaac Cho, Ginette Wessel, Wewen Dou, William Ribarsky, Eric Sauda
      Pages 65-76
    4. Nano Langenheim, Marcus White, Jack Barton, Serryn Eagleson
      Pages 113-133
    5. Claire Boulange, Chris Pettit, Billie Giles-Corti
      Pages 153-165
    6. Kayoko Yamamoto, Shun Fujita
      Pages 167-184
    7. Yiqun Chen, Abbas Rajabifard, Jennifer Day
      Pages 185-205
    8. Nao Sugiki, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Akinari Kashimura, Noriko Otani
      Pages 207-229
    9. Wencheng Yu, Qizhi Mao, Song Yang, Songmao Zhang, Yilong Rong
      Pages 231-244
  4. Smarter Urban Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Nicholas Holyoak, Michael Taylor, Michalis Hadjikakou, Steven Percy
      Pages 295-315

About this book


This book offers a selection of the best articles presented at the CUPUM (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management) Conference, held in the second week of July 2017 at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.

It provides a state-of-the-art overview of the availability and application of planning support systems (PSS) in the context of smart cities, big data, and urban futures. Rapid advances in computing, information, communication and web-based technologies are reaching into all facets of urban life, creating new and exciting urban futures. With the universal adoption of networked computing technologies, data generation is now so massive and all pervasive in society that it offers unprecedented technological solutions for planning and managing urban futures. These technologies are essential to effective urban planning and urban management in an increasingly challenging world, with socially disruptive changes, more complex and sophisticated urban lives and the need for resilience to deal with the possibility of adverse future environmental events and climate change.

The book discusses examples of these technologies which encompass, inter alia: ‘smart urban futures’, where cities with myriad sensors are networked with communication technologies that enable the city planners to monitor well-being and be responsive to citizens' needs to allow dynamic management in real-time; PSS that encompass new hardware, develop new indicators, applications and innovative ways of facilitating public and community involvement in the management and planning of urban areas; and urban modelling that draws on theory and the richness of data from the growing range of urban sensing and communication technologies to build a better understanding of urban dynamics, trends and 'what-if' scenario investigations, and to provide better tools for planning and policymaking.


Big Data and Data Analytics Geo-Information Science Planning Support Systems Resilient Urban Futures Smart Urban Futures Spatial Planning and Management CUPUM-2017

Editors and affiliations

  • Stan Geertman
    • 1
  • Andrew Allan
    • 2
  • Chris Pettit
    • 3
  • John Stillwell
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Human Geography and PlanningUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Art, Architecture and DesignUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.UNSW Built EnvironmentUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  4. 4.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

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