URBANS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

THE METHOD, RATIONALE, AND SIGNIFICANCE IS EXPLAINED OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPLIED TO METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT. IT IS INTENDED TO AID IN THE CREATION OF AN URBAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GRANTS PROGRAM WHICH WILL COMPLEMENT EXISTING 701 AND 702 PROGRAMS. THE DISCUSSION DEALS WITH THE CONTEXT AND NATURE OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AS AN ELEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING AND AS APPLIED TO PROBLEMS OF METROPOLITAN PUBLIC SERVICE. PROBLEMS ARE DEFINED WHICH GENERATE PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS. THE MACHINERY FOR THE SATISFACTION OF THESE NEEDS IS A NETWORK OF INTERACTING SYSTEMS WHICH MUST PROPERLY BE TREATED AS SUCH RATHER THAN AS A SERIES OF INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS. SYSTEMS ENGINEERING IS VIEWED AS A METHODOLOGY FOR RATIONALLY SOLVING SPECIFIC METROPOLITAN PROBLEMS RELATED TO WATER SUPPLY, WASTE DISPOSAL, PUBLIC HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION. OTHER POTENTIALLY BENEFICIAL APPLICATIONS ARE BRIEFLY OUTLINED. A SET OF WORKING PAPERS CONTRIBUTED BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ACCOMPANIES THIS REPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 69 Pp, 10 FIG, 35 REF, 5 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Technological Institute, 1801 Maple Street
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201
  • Publication Date: 1967-2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1994 12:00AM