Modeling and Visualization of Urban Planning and Building Development Processes for Local Government of Small Settlements

  • Vojtěch Merunka
  • Iveta Merunková
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 191)


The actual and specific problem in the Czech local government of small settlements is very low level of participation of citizens in these small villages caused by the complexity and also time varying form of law and statutory regulations. All this affects the passivity of local citizens. Our paper presents the original computer-aided organizational modeling and simulation of relevant socio-technical processes of urban planning and building development. During our experiment we performed initial analysis and subsequent two statistical surveys, which confirmed us our hypothesis about the usefulness of our approach, because most people have confirmed to us that now they have a higher level of knowledge that will allow them to participate more in the future. As one of the dimensions of quality of life is also self-realization and participation of local people, we expect an improvement of the quality of life in general. Our approach is based on the original type of process maps, which describe the legislation, visualize it and simulate it. This gets local people a better understanding of their life situations and causes the effect of better participation and subsequent improvement of the quality of life.


Local government Small settlements Computer-aided modeling and visualization Business process Urban planning Building development Knowledge transfer 



The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the research grant SGS14/209/OHK4/3T/14 and NAKI MK-S-3421/2011 OVV.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering, Faculty of Economics and ManagementCzech University of Life Science PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Software Engineering in Economy, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural SourcesCzech University of Life Sciences PraguePragueCzech Republic

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