Information, Policy, and Sustainability: The Role of Information Technology in the Age of Big Data and Open Government

  • Jing ZhangEmail author
  • Luis F. Luna-Reyes
  • Theresa A. Pardo
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 20)


Sustainability has become an important focus for government, civil society, and the corporate community worldwide (United Nations Environment Programme 2011). Growing interest in addressing environmental deterioration and associated social inequality and economic challenges is shifting focus to this important issue. The lack of fresh water and arable land, extreme weather, rising cost of relying on fossil fuels, and poverty and regional instability are drawing attention to the need for government intervention and policy instruments that encourage the development of sustainable alternatives.


Environmental Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement Policy Modeling Stakeholder Involvement Sustainable Consumption 
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This book was supported in part the U.S. National Science Foundation, Grant # 0955935 and the Mexican Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (National Council on Science and Technology, CONACYT) Grant # 133670. We wish to acknowledge Alan Kowlowitz, Government Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, for his help in producing this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis F. Luna-Reyes
    • 2
  • Theresa A. Pardo
    • 2
  1. 1.Clark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.University at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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