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Community-Based Organizations And Neighborhood Environmental Problem-Solving: A Framework For Adoption Of Information Technologies, Wendy A. Kellogg Jul 1999

Community-Based Organizations And Neighborhood Environmental Problem-Solving: A Framework For Adoption Of Information Technologies, Wendy A. Kellogg

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Community-based organizations (CBOs) today seek improved capacity to address environmental problems in urban neighbourhoods. Many seek access to information technologies such as the Internet and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to expand information about their neighbourhood's environmental quality to support their planning and service efforts. Experience with the Internet has been bolstered somewhat by programmes to create community networks. This experience and experience with GIS in planning at the municipal and state levels reveals a set of technical, organizational and personal prerequisites that bolster successful and effective adoption of information technologies. This paper reviews these prerequisites as they pertain to ...