COMPUTING FEEDBACK FOR CITIZENS’ PROPOSALS IN PARTICIPATIVE URBAN PLANNING
We show an approach how to provide computed feedback on citizens’ proposals based on open data and expert knowledge in urban planning and public participation by using Domain-Specific Languages (DSL). We outline the process involving different stakeholders of engineering such a DSL and provide an architecture capable of executing the language and uploading new scripts at runtime. A real-world example of the city of Hamburg is used to show the principles and serves as input for development. A prototype has been implemented and evaluated at various events involving citizen and city representatives. We conclude that DSLs can be successfully applied to enable a new way to access data in a more convenient and understandable form, abstracting from technical details and focusing on domain aspects.