A Systems View of Planning - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080206264, 9781483103747

A Systems View of Planning

2nd Edition

Towards a Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning Process

Authors: George Chadwick
eBook ISBN: 9781483103747
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 448
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A Systems View of Planning: Towards a Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning Process, Second Edition covers theories of the process of town and regional planning. The book discusses physical change and human ecology; the theory of planning; the variety and entropy of systems; and planning as a conceptual system. The text also describes space and spatial planning; goal formulation in planning; exploratory and normative techniques and intuitive methods in projecting the system; and operational models and their underlying theories. Using linear programming and entropy methods; major aspects of evaluation, program budgeting, cost benefit analysis, and matrix methods; and the spatial method for regional planning are also covered. The book tackles the mixed-programming strategy as well. Engineers, architects, farmers, and foresters will find the book invaluable.

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



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