Review article

Policy regarding the use of web-technologiesin the field of urban planning in the largest cities of Russia








The emergence of web technologies has created new conditions for improving the urban planning activities of municipal authorities in cities. The study focuses on the current state of the web-based urban management policies adopted in major Russian cities based on an analysis of 50 cities. It includes recommended measures that cities should take to improve and develop their technology assets. These are the websites of city governing bodies who are responsible for urban policy issues and geo information system (GIS) websites. The study addresses two questions, namely, how effectively cities are using web technologies in the area of urban management policy, and how governments and society communicate in the digital space. There is proposed a methodology for assessing the web resources of municipalities.


Vilenskii M. Yu. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

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