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Spatial decision support systems for the management of informal settlements

SO Mason, EP Baltsavias, I Bishop

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems | Published : 1997


Informal settlements are characterized by rapid, unstructured expansion, poorly constructed buildings, and destruction of the local ecosystem. The improvement of living conditions in informal settlements is best tackled at the local level. Effective local planning and management, however, can only be made through access to adequate geo-spatial data. This paper considers a number of promising trends in the realm of spatial information and the contribution which each of these may make to greater capability, validity and accessibility in an Interactive Decision Environment (IDE) for urban planning and management. The potential development directions reported in this article offer increased capa..

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