A STUDY DESIGN FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING PROGRAM IN THE DENVER REGION

IN THE PLANNING PROCESS, THE APPROACH SET FORTH IS DIRECTED TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DATA BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM TO RESPOND TO A DECISION MAKING PROCESS FROM WHICH ACTION PLANS (BOTH SHORT AND LONG-RANGE) AND INTEGRATED URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGNS WOULD INTERMITTENTLY FALL. TWO MAJOR TYPES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO DEVELOP SUCH AN INTERGRATED TRANSPORTATION URBAN DESIGN STUDY: REGIONAL AND SUBAREA. THE INFORMATION SYSTEM WOULD INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAJOR POLICY DECISIONS AND A STATEMENT OF INFORMATIONAL REQUIREMENTS; HAVING THIS, THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS IS A DISCUSSION OF THE ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO GENERATE THE NEEDED INFORMATION. THE ACTIVITIES ARE DIVIDED INTO DIFFERENT TYPES: LAND USE AND LAND ACTIVITY; TRANSPORTATION; SEWER AND WATER; RECREATIONAL AND OPEN SPACE, SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL (SUBAREA) DESIGN. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED CONCERNING EACH PARTICULAR TASK IS DIVIDED INTO THE TASK'S OBJECTIVE, A DESCRIPTION OF THE TASK, THE AVAILABLE DATA ON THE TASK, THE TIME REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TASK, AND THE STAFF SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE TASK. DROCG WILL ESTABLISH CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS WITH AGENCIES AND CONSULTANTS TO CARRY OUT THE SPECIFIC TASKS AS APPROPRIATED AND DESCRIBED IN THE STUDY DESIGN; THESE CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS WILL BE EXECUTED WITHIN THE TIME AND BUDGET CONSTRAINTS ESTABLISHED BY THE STUDY DESIGN AND BY DETAILED YEARLY WORK PROGRAMS AND SCHEDULES THAT WILL BE PREPARED DURING THE COURSE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING PROGRAM. A VERY CRITICAL ITEM IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONCEPT IS THE SEPARATION OF THE LONG-RANGE AND OPERATIONS PLANNING FUNCTIONS; BY SEPARATING LONG-RANGE AND OPERATIONS (IMMEDIATE) PLANNING ACTIVITIES, ONE OF THE LARGEST FACTORS INFLUENCING NON-ADHERENCE TO SCHEDULES IN THE LONG-RANGE IS REMOVED./UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO COLO-T9-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    DENVER REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

    DENVER, CO  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1968-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1973 12:00AM