Will the real smart city please stand up? United Nations e-governmet survey e-government in support of sustainable development. Methods Study area and sampling population A total of 24 in-depth interviews and 4 Focus Group Discussions FGDs were conducted across rural and urban settings of Nepal in March and April1 year post-disaster.
From the crossing and analysis of the different data of the city, services and citizens, the decision making is facilitated and the management of the city is improved.
Discussion There are limitations in the use of ICTs by municipalities, but there have been advances in relation to the scenarios of and Sano, ; Przeybilovicz, Cunha and Quandt, ; Przeybilovicz, Silva e Cunha, However, in the context of LMICs, although penetration of ICTs such as mobile phones is steadily increasing International Telecommunication Unionpoverty, poor education and lack of communication infrastructure present common barriers to the process of developing collective intelligence and communication channels for use in responding to disasters.
According to the federal government, 1 ICT initiatives in governments aim at democratizing access to information and must follow three fundamental guidelines: citizen participation, improved internal management and integration with partners and suppliers.
Map of Nepal including Kathmandu in the Central Zone, and Gorkha district, the epicentre of the first earthquake, directly to the West Figure 1.
Data collection took place at three key locations, namely: 1 at village level in Barpak, the rural village closest to the epicentre of the earthquake; 2 at district level in Gorkha, the capital of the district in which Barpak is located; and 3 at central level, in Kathmandu Figure 1Table 1.
Proceedings… Lausanne: Springer, Nova Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Learning the city: knowledge and translocal assemblage.
Google Scholar Holt, D. Whilst the involvement of ICTs in disaster management is not a new field of research, studies have historically focused primarily on high-income countries, where access to, use of, and capability to use ICTs are more widespread Yap