What is it about?

This paper describes how Hong Kong government departments employ the Web to disseminate information. Unfortunately, the outcomes are far from satisfactory. We proposes novel methods for public engagement using Web 2.0 technologies. Additionally, public should be empowered to have open dialogues with government departments and other stakeholders in order to create congruence between different parties' interests.

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Why is it important?

Public engagement is a dynamic activity. It requires a thorough understanding on how people react and communicate in real and virtual environments.


Public engagement (and/or public participation) requires a change in mindset and technologies. Government departments and project proponents must understand that crowds have high expectations. Crowds are knowledgeable and their voices must be heard and respected. Otherwise...

Professor W.M. To
Macao Polytechnic University

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This page is a summary of: PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN HONG KONG SAR, CHINA USING WEB 2.0: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, March 2014, World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt, DOI: 10.1142/s1464333214500021.
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