Rönkkö, E.; Herneoja, A. Working across Boundaries in Urban Land Use and Services Planning—Building Public Sector Capabilities for Digitalisation. Smart Cities 2021, 4, 767-782. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4020039
Working across boundaries in urban land use and services planning : building public sector capabilities for digitalisation
|Author:||Rönkkö, Emilia1; Herneoja, Aulikki1|
1School of Architecture, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4100, 90014 Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021070541108
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-07-05
This article addresses the challenges and capability gaps confronted by public administrations concerning digital transformation and the use of novel tools in the context of land use, facilities and urban services planning. The present state of planning and management processes in Finland is introduced and reflected through experimental piloting conducted in two Finnish cities. Participatory action research and design research methodology was utilised to identify the main challenges as well as unravel the possibilities of digital transformation in the context of public services planning. The resulting analysis revealed the critical importance of facilitating integrative policies and coordination when working across knowledge boundaries between administrative domains. The paper contributes to a wider theoretical and conceptual understanding, as it discusses the advantages and feasibility of digital tools as boundary objects for cross-sectoral work in smart, people-centred urban governance. The authors see this direction of research as a fruitful ground for further investigations within the interdisciplinary urban planning research context.
|Pages:||767 - 782|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
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The authors declare no financial dependencies related to the writing process or content of this article. A.H. has received Academy of Finland research project funding (grant number [anonymised]).
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