This chapter examines the challenges and opportunities associated with planning for competitive, smart and healthy cities. The chapter is based on the assumptions that a healthy city is an important prerequisite for a competitive city and a fundamental outcome of smart cities. One of the major decision support systems to support healthy cities is e-health. This chapter focuses on the role of e-health planning, by utilising web-based geographic decision support systems. The chapter proposes the implementation of a novel decision system which would provide a powerful and effective platform for stakeholders to support access online information. This would also provide for better decision-making as well as empower community participation. The chapter highlights the need for a comprehensive conceptual framework to guide the decision process of planning for cities in association with opportunities and limitations. This chapter provides critical insights into using information science-based frameworks.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||146668433X, 9781466684331|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2015|
|Name||Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics|
Gudes, O., Edwards, S. J., Yigitcanlar, T., Han, J. H., & Pathak, V. (2015). Competitive smart cities through healthy decision-making. In Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics (pp. 37-55). (Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8433-1.ch003