A Systems View of Planning

A Systems View of Planning

Towards a Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning Process

2nd Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Author: George Chadwick
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139388

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A Systems View Of Planning: Towards A Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning sets out to be a special kind of theory of the process known as town and regional planning, which is based upon the broader theory of General Systems and its allied field of Cybernetics. Because of this, the content of the book differs considerably from what most town planners think of as relevant to the subject. The book begins with physical change and human ecology, and then moves on to systems and planning, its goals, projecting the future of the system, operational models and their underlying theories, and management and planning. The book appeals to planners, architects, and city engineers, especially those who wish to learn or make a study on the systems view of planning, its different theories and methods, its possible future, and its many applications in designing and improving towns and cities.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition



    1. Physical Change and Human Ecology

    2. What is Planning?

    3. Systems

    4. Planning as a Conceptual System

    5. On Space and Spatial Planning

    6. Goals

    7. Projecting the System: What is the Future?

    8. Models

    9. Some Operational Models and Their Underlying Theories

    10. Modeling "The Whole System"

    11. Evaluation

    12. A Spatial Method for Regional Planning

    13. Satisfaction or Optimization? The Bounds of Rationality

    14. Management and Planning

    15. Plan or Program?

    16. A Mixed-Programming Strategy

    Note on Mathematics



    Other Titles in the Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139388

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George Chadwick

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