In co-operation with and under co-ordination of TU Kaiserslautern, Department of Spatial and Environmental Planning.
Papers to be published in REAL CORP 2022 Proceedings with ISBN, ISSN & DOI.
Digitalisation changes opportunities and infrastructures in all areas of life, but still cities are ahead of rural areas. Conversely, ageing, as part of the demographic change, is more ad-vanced in smaller towns and villages. The interaction results in a polarisation of urban and rural areas and combined with a large cohort of retiring baby boomers, disruptive develop-ments are taking place. The complexity creates uncertainty among the re-sponsible local actors and requires new methods and instruments in spatial planning. However, most municipal actors have so far made inadequate use of existing data and information as well as digital media. In addition, the needs, behaviour patterns and potentials of baby boomers (and other cohorts) are largely unknown.
We aim at discussing evidence-based, data- and AI-supported and participatory decision support systems (DSS)to support municipal stakeholders. With the socio-spatial approach, we ask for integrated planning for infrastructures, services, accessibility, capacities and the use of finances.
We are planning two sessions of 90 minutes each, covering two major areas of this topic: on the one hand, the socio-spatial, target group-specific and accessibility aspects, and on the other hand, the issues around data, availability and heterogeneity of data, (administrative) data processing, results, decision making, data protection and ethical use of data in urban planning.
Following questions may be addressed:
a) Socio-spatial and accessibility aspects
b) Decision Support Systems as tools in spatial planning
We invite researchers and practitioners to report on babyboomers, impacts of digitalisation and access of ageing populations, and discuss projects and experiences with municipal data processing, use of DSS, and examples to engage in an exchange about possibilities and limits of evidence-based decision-making and participation opportunities in cities and smaller municipalities.