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.
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Physical Change and Human Ecology
2. What is Planning?
4. Planning as a Conceptual System
5. On Space and Spatial Planning
7. Projecting the System: What is the Future?
9. Some Operational Models and Their Underlying Theories
10. Modeling "The Whole System"
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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- © Pergamon 1978
- 1st January 1978
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