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NCJ Number: 50764 Find in a Library
Title: SYSTEMS VIEW OF PLANNING - TOWARDS A THEORY OF THE URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING PROCESS, 2ND ED.
Author(s): G F CHADWICK
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press Limited
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 447
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press Limited
Oxford, OX3 0BW, England
Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Sale Source: Pergamon Press, Inc
Maxwell House
Fairview Park
Elmsford, NY 10523
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A PHILOSOPHY OF AND A METHODOLOGY FOR PLANNING ARE DESCRIBED, INTEGRATING SYSTEMS THEORY, CYBERNETICS, INFORMATION THEORY, AND OTHER RELATED FIELDS, TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PLANNING FOR SELF-ADAPTING HUMAN SYSTEMS.
Abstract: A PROCESS BASIS FOCUSED UPON PLANNING AS A GENERAL HUMAN ACTIVITY HAS BEEN ADOPTED IN THE BOOK RATHER THAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION BASIS FOCUSED ON PARTICULAR GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH THEY BELONG. URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING IS VIEWED FROM A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE. IT IS ONLY BY SEPARATING THE PROCESS OF PLANNING INTO ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS (PROCESS AND PURPOSE) FOR ANALYSIS AND RECOMBINING THEM WITH MEANING AND UNDERSTANDING BY THOUGHTFUL SYNTHESIS THAT THE POTENTIAL OF PLANNING CAN BE DETERMINED. THE PLANNING PROCESS IS ONE OF BOUNDED RATIONALITY, INVOLVING HUMAN JUDGMENTS AT ALL POINTS AND RATIONAL ARGUMENT WHERE POSSIBLE. SPECIFIC TOPICS OF CONCERN ARE PHYSICAL CHANGE AND HUMAN ECOLOGY, THE DEFINITION OF PLANNING, SYSTEMS, PLANNING AS A CONCEPTUAL SYSTEM, SPACE AND SPATIAL PLANNING, GOALS, PROJECTION OF THE FUTURE, MODELS AND THEIR UNDERLYING THEORIES, MODELING THE WHOLE SYSTEM, EVALUATION, SATISFACTION VERSUS OPTIMIZATION AS THE BOUNDS OF RATIONALITY, MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING, AND MIXED PROGRAMMING. A GLOSSARY AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Objectives; Planning; Program evaluation; Standards
Note: URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING SERIES VOLUME ONE
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