Literature Reviews

Aberely, D., Sieber, R., (2002). “Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) Guiding Principles”. First International PPGIS Conference, URISA, Rutgers University New Brunswick New Jersey July 20-22: URISA website: 


Aggens, L. (1983). Identifying Different Levels of Public Interest in Participation. Ft. Belvoir, Va.: The Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


American Planning Association. (2002). Growing Smart Legislative Guide bood: Model statutes for Planning and management of change. 


Ames, S. C. (1993). A guide to community visioning: Hands-on information for local communities. Protland, OR: Oregon.


Ames, S. (1997). Community visionaing: planning the future in Oregon’s local communities in B. Pable, B McClendon, nand R. Quay. Proceedings for 1997 Natioinal Planning Conference Contrast and Transitions. American Planning Association, San Diego, Calf.


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Chuang, T., and Huang, A (2004). “Community GIS over the Web: A Categorization and Analysis”. The PNC 2004 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings. October 17-22, 2004. Taipei, Taiwan.


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Craig, W., Harris, T., Weiner, D. (2002). Community participation and Geographic Information Systems.  New York and London: Taylor and Francis. 


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Esnard, A. (2007). Institutional and organizational barriers to effective use of GIS by community-based organizations. URISA Journal. 19(2), 13-22.


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Ghose, R. (2000). “Critical perspectives on Public Participation GIS”. International GIScience 200 Conference Proceedings, 330-331.  


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Laituri, M. and Ramasubramanian, L.  (2006). “Public Participation Geographic Information Systems”. Joint Worldwide Universities Network/UCGIS/RGS(with IBG) Quantitative Methods Research Group Seminar Series. Autumn 2007: website:


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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defined UCC as “content made publicly available over the Internet with a certain amount of creative effort and created outside of professional routines and practices” (2007)


Schlossberg, M.,  and Shuford, E. (2005). Delineating ‘Public’ and ‘Participation’ in PPGIS. URISA Journal. 16 (2), 15-26.


Sieber, R. (2006). Public participation geographic information systems: A literature review and framework. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 96(3), 491-507. 


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US Forest Service. (1992). New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Study. Washington DC.


United States Geological Survey. (2006). The National Map. Retrieved from


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Wiedemann, P. M., & Femers, S. (1993). Public participation in waste management decision making: Analysis and management of conflicts. Journal of hazardous materials. 33(3), 355-368.

The Maroochy 2025 Community Visioning and Planning article is a case study of a “Learning Inspired Village Network” project in Australia. The article looks at the success of a community visioning project that asked residents to partake in the development of plans for the future.


A Guide to Community Visioning is a manual that promotes the use of Community Visioning by guiding users on the ways to implement the process in their own communities. 

A Guide to Community Visioning





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