International Conference on Public Participation and Information Technologies


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Chapter Index

(PP-IT: Public Participation and Information Technologies)

I - Role of PP-IT in global environmental and development policies

II - PP-IT and new democratic models and expressions

III - PP-IT and planning

IV - Impact of PP-IT in organizations and public administration
V - PP-IT in environmental impact assessment

VI - Public access to information

VII - PP-IT role in teaching, education and arts

VIII - Human-computer interface technology

Chapter I = Role of PP-IT in global environmental and development policies

1)"Costs of Information, an Obstacle to Participatory Development", Alejandro Natal, London School of Economics (LSE), UK, Colegio Mexiquense, Mexico, and CITIDEP-Mexico/At-Large

2) "Participatory local government investment program: The FONDEVE case, Chile", Florence Eid, Dept. Of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, USA

3) "Participation in Policy and Practice: Conventional and Deliberative Roles for the Public in Water Resource Management and Environmental Decision-Making", Katrina Tavanlar, Dept. Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, USA

4) "Trade facilitation and public-private interaction in developing countries ", Gamini Wedande, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

5) "Information Technologies, Development, and Environmental Governance: Resistance and Backlash to Industrial Shrimp Farming", Susan C. Stonich, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Chapter II = PP-IT and new democratic models and expressions

1) "An Ethics for the New Surveillance", Gary Marx, U. Colorado and MIT Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA [guest speaker]

2) "Creating Spaces of Resistance and Centers of Knowledge Production: The Role of Information Technologies", Melvin King, MIT Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. Urban Studies and Planning, USA. [guest speaker]

3) "New models of social participation into an authoritarian surrounding: mass media, technology and democratization within the regional societies in Mexico.", Luis Miguel Rionda, Dept. Antropologia, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico , and CITIDEP-Mexico

4) "Modernization and Politics: The case of San Luis", Clelia Guinazu, Dept. of Political Sciences, MIT, USA and Min. Cultura y Educacion, Argentina, and CITIDEP-Argentina

5) "The Formation of Publics in a Mediated World", Chantal Benoit-Barné, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and CITIDEP-Canada

6) "The Enigma of Electronic Democracy", José Magalhães, Assembleia da República (Parliament Member), Portugal

7) "Electronic Democracy and Public Participation in Portugal: an exploratory analysis", Filipe Montargil, Departamento de Ciencia Politica, Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, e Departamento de Jornalismo, Escola Superior de Comunicaçåo Social, Portugal

8) "Democracy Online", Armando Vieira, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

9) "Civic participation from the Australian outback: cross-boundary cooperation through women's use of electronic networking ", Lyn Simpson, Leonie Daws, Leanne Wood and Josephine Previte, Communication Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

10) "Thinking about new technology when your institutional machinery has just started. Are we prepared? Mexico City Case", Alejandra Mirafuentes, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Mexico, and CITIDEP-Mexico

11) "A program of public deliberative foruns in Brazil ­ Achievements and future trends", Jorge Edison Ribeiro, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, CITIDEP-Brasil, and Vanessa Saboia Zappia, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brasil

Chapter III = PP-IT and planning (at national, regional or local level)

1) "Simulating Negotiations on the computer", Bernard Marchand, Institut Français d'Urbanisme, Université de Paris-VIII, France [guest speaker]

2) "Towards the Delivery of Spatial Multimedia Representations to Support Public Discourse", Michael J. Shiffer, Computer Resource Lab - Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA [guest speaker]

3) "Public Participation and Urban Waterfront Redevelopment: a Comparison of Lisbon, Portugal and Boston, USA", R. Timothy Sieber, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts and CITIDEP-USA [guest speaker]

4) "Will new tools mold new citizens ? ", André Del, Ecole d'Architecture Paris Val de Marne, France

5) "Information Technology, Participatory Planning and Descentralization: Lessons learned from strategic planning proccess at the local and national level in the Dominican Republic", Remedios Ruiz, ALEPH, Dominican Republic, and CITIDEP-Caribe

6) "Towards a 'learning community': Identity, empowerment and participatory planning in rural Northern Ireland", Rachel Naylor, Nick Mack, Action Research Unit, Rural Development Council, Northern Ireland

7) "Old Behaviours, New Technologies: The adequacy of New Information technologies to Archaeological Park of vale do Côa Case Study", Elisabete Figueiredo e Filomena Martins, Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento da Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

8) "Public participation within environmental monitoring: The role of collaborative tools and information infrastructures", Cristina Gouveia, Alexandra Fonseca, Centro Nacional de Informação Geográfica (CNIG) and António Câmara, Grupo de Análise de Sistemas Ambientais (GASA), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), Portugal

9) "Bulgarian Information Society Law", Nelly Ognyanova, National Council for Radio and Television, Bulgaria

10) "Participatory design discourse", Richard Perrin, University of Manitoba, Canada

11) "Virtual Decision Making in Spatial Planning: The Use of Web Based Geographical Information Systems", Richard Kingston, Centre for Computational Geography, University of Leeds,UK

12) "Is the WEB a Solution in Search of a Problem ?", Celso Nigro Engracia de Oliveira, School of Public Health/Environmental Health Dept., University of S. Paulo , and CITIDEP-Brasil

13) "Improving Community Participation in Urban Planning Decision Making", Jose Antonio Nobre, Divisao de Urbanismo e Meio Ambiente da Camara Municipal de Mondim de Basto, Portugal

14) " Zeno for Urban Planning and Public Participation", Barbara Schmidt-Belz, GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Germany

15) "Visualization Tools for Promoting Community-Based Plannin and Design", Kheir AL-Kodmany, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

16) "Kananaskis Country Recreation Development Policy Review", Richard Roberts, Praxis, Canada

Chapter IV = Impact of PP-IT in organizations and public administration

1) "Public Policies, Evaluation, and Public Participation, the Impact of Information Technologies", Catherine Gremion, Centre de Sociologie des Organizations, CNRS, France [guest speaker]

2) "On Monitoring Process Flow in Administrative, Legislative and Judicial Environments", Luiz Ary Messina - Centro Superior de Ensino de Vila Velha, Otacílio José Pereira - Instituto de Informática e Automação, Juarez Ramos - Câmara Municipal de Vitória, Brasil

3) "A French Experience in the Application of New Technologies to Encourage Increased Public Participation: Two Case Studies", Valérie Aillaud, C.S.O. Consultant, France and CITIDEP-France

4) "Deep South Grassroots on the Internet", Lucie Laurian, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

5) "The Impact of Email Communication on Employees Within an Organization: A Case Study", Michal Galin, Cornell University, USA

Chapter V = PP-IT in environmental impact assessment

1) "Introducing New Information Technologies in Public Participation: Technology is the Easy Part", Pedro Ferraz de Abreu, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, CITIDEP-USA and João Joanaz de Melo, Dept of Environmental Science and Engineering, FCT-UNL - New University of Lisbon, CITIDEP-Portugal

2) "Vibroacoustic Disease: The Need for New Attitude Towards Noise", Mariana Alves-Pereira and Nuno Castelo Branco, Sch. Biomedical Engineering, Sciences and Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and Center for Human Performance, Alverca, Portugal

3) "High Perception of Industrial Risk: risk communication and debate as a public participation tool", José Manuel Palma-Oliveira and Sofia Correia dos Santos, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon and CITIDEP-Portugal.

4) "Information Tools and Flows for Public Participation in Environemtal Impact Assessment", Manuel Duarte and Manuel Duarte Pinheiro, IPA, Portugal

5) "The Public Participation in EIA Index of Useful Resources", Jacqueline Bilodeau, Canadian International Development Agency - Government of Canada

6) "EnviroWindows: web-based environmental networks and information clearing-house", Paolo G. Meozzi, Networks and Information Pools - European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark.

7) "Citizen Participation in the Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment System: experience, methodological aspects, and the challenges of incorporating new room for participation", Pamela Méndez Aburto, Department of Citizen Participation and Environmental Education, National Commission for the Environment, CONAMA and Raúl Arteaga Montecinos, Tenth Regional Office, CONAMA, Chile.

8) "More Public Participation with Less Resource Implication through Transparent EIA Process", M.W. HO, Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong, China.

Chapter VI = Public access to information

1) "Quality of non-direct georeferencing for more democratic access and use of spatial information", Antonio Morais Arnaud, Dept. Informática, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL), Portugal

2) "Public Access and New Information Technologies: Internet access to water quality data for the production of water for public consumption", Isabel Torres de Noronha, CITIDEP-Portugal

3) "Informing the Public about Air Quality through Internet: The Case of Lisbon", Luisa Nogueira and Paula Meireles, Direcção Regional do Ambiente de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Environmental Ministry, Portugal

4) "The Local Public Library in the Information Technology Society", Akemi Yao, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, USA

5) "Public Access to Greenhouse Gases Data and Reduction Measures for Portugal", José Miguel Remédio, Pedro Pereira Gonçalves and Júlia Seixas, Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering, New University of Lisbon (FCT-UNL), Portugal

6) "An experiment in public information access - The online waste guide", Melissa Shinn, CIR - Quercus, Portugal

7) "Understanding the user, his role and participation on the development of telematic services - transversal research efforts in the Department of Communication and Arts", Margarida Almeida, Rui Raposo, Lidia Oliveira, Maria Joao Antunes, Pedro Almeida, Jorge Ferraz de Abreu, Department of Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, Portugal

8) "Public Participation in Local Agenda 21 ", Eduardo Santos and Paula Lucas, Fac. Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon (FCT-UNL), Portugal

9) "Environmental Information and Feedback Through Information Technologies: The Example of S. João da Talha , José Dionísio, José Delgado Domingos, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal

10) "Infocommunication technologies as catalysers of scientific and social development", Lídia J.Oliveira Loureiro da Silva, Department of Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, and A.Manuel de Oliveira Duarte, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Aveiro, Portugal

11) "The Aahrus Convention and the state of public access to environmental information in Europe", Ivone Martins, European Environmental Agency, Denmark

Chapter VII = PP-IT role in teaching, education and arts

1)"The individual as an unhappy non-participant in the making of its own environment : past and present expressions of the psychological effects", Maria Mavroudi, Berkeley U., USA

2) "Theater and Philosophy, Information Technology and Democracy: A Skeptic's View.", Timothy Richard Wutrich, Dept. of Arts, University of Ohio and CITIDEP-USA

3) "To learn with or through the Internet?",José Portela, Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo and CITIDEP-Portugal

4) "The School, the Science Center and the Internet: Elements of a New Integrated Learning Environment", A.M. Oliveira Duarte, João Carlos Tedim, Dept de Electrónica e Telecomunicações, Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

5) "How to transmit complex environmental concepts to secondary students", Pedro Morais, Marta Lopes, Paulo Canaveira, Tiago Domingos, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal

6) "Science, Technology and Art: Encounters and Re-encounters between its democratic and fundamentalistic forms", Pedro de Andrade, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra and Centro de Estudos Sociais and CITIDEP-Portugal

7) "Universal Computer Education: The International Development of Computer Education Program at KCG", Yu Hasegawa-Johnson, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Yasuko Hasegawa, Wataru Hasegawa, Akira Hasegawa, Kyoto School of Computer Science (KCG) and (Yu H-J) CITIDEP-USA, USA and Japan

Chapter VIII = Human-computer interface technology

1) "MRCAT: A Case Study in Human-Computer Interface Design", Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Jul Setsu Cha, Shamala Pizza, and Katherine Haker, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and (Mark H-J) CITIDEP-USA


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