Developing a competitive city through healthy decision-making

Ori Gudes, Elizabeth Kendall, Tan Yigitcanlar, Jung Hoon Han, Virendra Pathak

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This chapter investigates the challenges and opportunities associated with planning for a competitive city. The chapter is based on the assumption that a healthy city is a fundamental prerequisite for a competitive city. Thus, it is critical to examine the local determinants of health and factor these into any planning efforts. The main focus of the chapter is on e-health planning by utilising Web-based geographic decision support systems. The proposed novel decision support system would provide a powerful and effective platform for stakeholders to access essential data for decision-making purposes. The chapter also highlights the need for a comprehensive information framework to guide the process of planning for healthy cities. Additionally, it discusses the prospects and constraints of such an approach. In summary, this chapter outlines the potential insights of using an information science-based framework and suggests practical planning methods as part of a broader e-health approach for improving the health characteristics of competitive cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUser-Driven Healthcare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
EditorsRakesh Biswas, Joachim Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781466627710
ISBN (Print)9781466627703
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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NameUser-Driven Healthcare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications


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