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The Role and Potential Risk of Social Media in the
Participatory Planning Process Related to Land Development – Phase Two
This Phase II study examined the role of automated social media accounts in participatory planning processes related to land development. This phase builds on Phase I research conducted last year which studied the risks that social media manipulation poses to online community discourse around land development and planning topics. Both phases were funded by grants from the Land Economics Foundation (LEF) of LAI.
Justin Hollander, PhD, FAICP
Below is a link to an executive summary of Professor Hollander’s Phase 1 work on the role of bots in social media,
which has recently been accepted in the prestigious international journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems for future publication.
Justin Hollander, PhD, FAICP - Dr. Hollander is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts and a “thought leader” at the intersection of cognitive science and the design of cities.
He co-edited the book Urban Experience and Design: Contemporary Perspectives on Improving the Public Realm (Routledge, 2020) and authored seven other books including Cognitive Architecture Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment (with Ann Sussman) and Urban Social Listening: Potential and Pitfalls for Using Microblogging Data in Studying Cities.