Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.
Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
Social networking platforms such as Twitter are playing an increasingly important role in understanding the public’s involvement of social activities. Along with GIS and the volunteered geographic information movement, these technologies have great potential in shaping how urban planning can be conducted. This report will provide details about how an interactive web GIS application was used to connect the public with the Arts Council of Long Beach (ACLB), a non-profit organization. The web application provides the ACLB an effective way to evaluate public responses concerning their A LOT Initiative, a project which aims at reviving neighborhoods by hosting events on vacant urban lots. These events draw crowds and stimulate interaction among neighbors.
Gremling, N. (2013). VGI and Twitter for Event Feedback; A Case Study for the Arts Council for Long Beach (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/217