SOCIAL CAPACITY INDICATORS

IN THE APPLICATION OF SOCIAL RESEARCH TO HIGHWAY PLANNING FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO I-264 IN LOUISVILLE, THE URBAN STUDIES CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE DEVELOPED A CONCEPT AND PROCESS FOR DEFINING AND APPLYING SOCIAL CAPACITY INDICATORS TO THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS. THE SOCIAL CAPACITY INDICATORS CONCEPT IS BASED ON THE NOTION THAT THE PROPER SOCIAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN SETTINGS CAN YIELD A BASIS FOR DECISION-MAKING REGARDING THE LOCATION AND DESIGN OF ROADWAY FACILITIES IN KIND AND MAGNITUDE. IT IS POSSIBLE TO INFLUENCE ROADWAY CAPACITIES THROUGH THE USE OF READILY AVAILABLE, INEXPENSIVELY GENERATED INDICATORS OF THE SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF URBANIZED SITUATIONS. OF MAJOR CONCERN IS A PROCESS WHEREBY SOCIAL CAPACITY INDICATORS (SELF-PERCEPTION, BEHAVIOR, COMMUNITY PERCEPTION, IDENTITY WITH COMMUNITY AND PLACE, FRIENDSHIP PATTERNS, SOCIAL HISTORY, FUTURE INTENTIONS, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INHABITANCE) CAN BE SYSTEMATICALLY ORGANIZED INTO A FORM OF DIRECT USE TO ROADWAY PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS. TWO PROCESSES ARE DISCUSSED: COMPUTER OVERLAY TECHNIQUES (AS USED ON AN EXAMPLE EXPRESSWAY PROJECT) AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 32-40
  • Monograph Title: Citizen participation and social indicators
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022533
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM