The Paper Promises of Digitization: Digitizing Spatial Information for Planning in the Chennai Metropolis

Abstract : Initiatives for implementing geospatial information databases are being implemented across Indian cities. This essay explores one such initiative implemented by a metropolitan planning agency, the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) in a South Indian metropolis. It shows that, contrary to the promises of digital databases as a toolfor improving information sharing to aid in decision-making and further citizen participation, the state agencies tend to use them primarily for surveillance and storage.
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Bhuvaneswari Raman, Eric Denis. The Paper Promises of Digitization: Digitizing Spatial Information for Planning in the Chennai Metropolis. Critical Planning, UCLA / Department of Urban Planning, 2013, 01/2013 (20), pp.91-95. ⟨halshs-01061298⟩

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