Resources and Planning - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080237107, 9781483139685

Resources and Planning

1st Edition

Pergamon Oxford Geographies

Editors: Brian Goodall Andrew Kirby W. B. Fisher
eBook ISBN: 9781483139685
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 392
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Resources and Planning focuses on the trends, approaches, techniques, and emergence of new concepts in geography, as well as the use of models in planning endeavors.

The selection first offers information on planning education and practice, including systems models and inner cities dilemma. The book also examines planning processes and mathematical modeling in land use planning. Topics include general assessment and development of urban modeling; extensions and developments of the gravity model; essential dualism of knowledge and action; science and design as problem-solving processes; and planning processes as social learning.

The manuscript ponders on zone definition in spatial modeling and patterns of information use in planning, including problems and alternative approaches to zone system design. The text also concentrates on maps as source materials; quantitative developments in geography and planning in a practical reasoning framework; human's impact on climate with particular reference to energy balance changes; and climate and town planning.

The book is a fine reference for readers interested in geography, particularly the trends, techniques, and approaches used in this discipline.

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Section I. Overview

Chapter 1 Planning: A Geographer's View

Chapter 2 On Planning Processes

Section II. Scientific Bases of Planning

Chapter 3 Mathematical Modelling in Land Use Planning

Chapter 4 Zone Definition in Spatial Modelling

Chapter 5 Patterns of Information Use in Planning

Chapter 6 Maps as Source Material

Chapter 7 Quantitative Developments in Geography and Planning in a Practical Reasoning Framework

Section III. Investigating the Resource Base

Chapter 8 Terrain Evaluation

Chapter 9 Man's Impact on Climate with Particular Reference to Energy Balance Changes at the Earth's Surface

Chapter 10 Climate and Town Planning

Chapter 11 Resource Evaluation: The Recreational Potential of Forests

Chapter 12 Landscape Perceptions

Section IV. Components of the Planning System

Chapter 13 Provision of Sites for Touring Caravans

Chapter 14 Accessibility, Mobility and Shopping Provision

Chapter 15 A Method for Investigating Consumer Preferences for Certain Transport Policy Alternatives

Chapter 16 Public Resource Allocation: Spatial Inputs and Social Outcomes

Author index

Subject index


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Brian Goodall

Andrew Kirby

W. B. Fisher

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