Evaluation in the Planning Process

Evaluation in the Planning Process

The Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 10

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Authors: Nathaniel Lichfield, Peter Kettle, Michael Whitbread
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149332

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Evaluation in the Planning Process investigates how plan evaluation is integrated within the decision-making process in urban and regional planning in the United Kingdom. It also offers effective ways of formulating objectives and designing alternative proposals within the processes of decision-making in planning. Part I discusses the principles of evaluation and its role in the planning process. Part II examines recent UK studies in the use of evaluation in urban and regional planning problems. Part III summarizes the main findings and offers recommendations on how plan evaluation should be carried out in future plan-making processes. This book is helpful for those who are involved in decision-making processes on urban and regional planning problems.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    Part I. Principles Governing the Use of Evaluation in the Planning Process

    Chapter 1. Evaluation and Planning

    1.1. Planning and Welfare

    1.2. Meaning and Role of Evaluation

    1.3. Some Limitations of Recent Practice

    Chapter 2. The Planning Process

    2.1. A Model of a General Planning Process

    2.2. Goals, Problems, and Objectives in the Planning Process

    2.3. The Use of Objectives in Planning and Evaluation Select Bibliography

    Chapter 3. Evaluation in the Planning Process

    3.1. Linkages Between Evaluation and Other Planning Activities

    3.2. Generation of Alternatives

    3.3. An Example of Evaluation-associated Linkages: Accessibility Benefits

    Chapter 4. Current Methods of Plan Evaluation

    4.1. A Review of Current Methods

    4.2. The Rationale for Planning Balance Sheet Analysis

    Chapter 5. A Comparison of the Planning Balance Sheet with the Goals-Achievement Matrix Method of Evaluation

    5.1. Origins and Development of the Methods

    5.2. The Methods and Central Issues in Evaluation

    5.3. Summary and Concluding Observations

    Chapter 6. Measurement in Plan Evaluation

    6.1. The Role of Measurement

    6.2. The Use of Urban Development Models for Evaluation

    Part II. An Exploration and Critique of Recent Evaluation Practice


    Chapter 7. Regional Studies

    7.1. Background

    7.2. Selection of the Preferred Urban Development Strategy

    7.3. Evaluation in the Planning Process of the Grangemouth/Falkirk Study

    7.4. Conclusions on the Grangemouth/Falkirk Study

    7.5. Background

    7.6. The Adopted Planning Process in Outline

    7.7. The Planning Process in More Detail

    7.8. Evaluation in the Planning Process of the West Midland Regional Study

    7.9. Conclusions on the West Midland Regional Study

    Chapter 8. Sub-Regional Studies

    8.1. Purpose of the Study and Terms of Reference

    8.2. Approach to the Study

    8.3. Evaluation in the Planning Process of the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire Study

    8.4. Concluding Observations on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire Study

    8.5. Purpose of the Study

    8.6. Approach to the Study

    8.7. Evaluation in the Planning Process of the Coventry-Solihull-Warwickshire Study

    8.8. Concluding Observations on the Coventry-Solihull-Warwickshire Study

    Appendix I. Objectives for the Strategy in the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire Study

    Appendix II. Concepts Used During the First Cycle of Design in the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire Study

    Chapter 9. An Urban Structure Plan Study: Brighton (March 1970-March 1974)

    9.1. Background

    9.2. The Team's Approach to the Study

    9.3. Evaluation in the Planning Process of the Brighton Study

    9.4. Concluding Observations on the Brighton Study

    Chapter 10. A New Town Study: Irvine (September 1968-January 1971)

    10.1. Background

    10.2. Approach to the Revision of the Wilson Proposals

    10.3. Evaluation in the Planning Process of the Irvine Study

    10.4. Concluding Observations on the Irvine Study

    Appendix. The Development Corporation's Objectives for the Irvine New Town Plan

    Chapter 11. A Major Project: Third London Airport (June 1968-December 1970)

    11.1. Background

    11.2. The Commission's Site-selection Process

    11.3. Summary of Findings

    Part III. Implications for Planning Procedures Introduction

    Chapter 12. Recommendations for Short-listing Procedures and the Assessment of Options

    12.1. Short-listing Procedures

    12.2. Circumstances Affecting the Choice Between Planmaking Strategies

    12.3. Some Final Recommendations


    Appendix. Working Papers Prepared During the Research Project

    Name Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149332

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Nathaniel Lichfield

Peter Kettle

Michael Whitbread

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