THE URBAN PLANNER LOOKS AT VALUES

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND VALUES ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO COMMUNITY VALUES. PART OF THE DIFFICULTY LIES IN THE FACT THAT URBAN TRANSPORTATION IS NOT SERVING THE DISADVANTAGED. SURVEYS SHOW THAT THE LOW INCOME GROUPS ARE USING REGIONAL RECREATION FACILITIES TO THE SAME EXTENT AS THE HIGHER INCOME GROUPS. AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION COULD BE THE PROBLEM. EXAMPLES ARE PRESENTED WHICH REFLECT ON THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY OF MAKING VALUED JUDGMENTS AND GAINING A CONSENSUS. THE UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNITY VALUES APPEARS TO BE DIFFICULT FROM THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING STANDPOINT. THOSE CONCERNED WITH TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT MUST GAIN THE TRUST OF THE PEOPLE BY BECOMING AWARE OF THE INDIVIDUAL DIFFICULTIES IN UNDERSTANDING THE LOCATION AND DESIGN OF FACILITIES. AN APPRECIATION OF COMMUNITY VALUES IS NECESSARY FOR THIS UNDERSTANDING.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: pp 87-94
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and community values
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1994 12:00AM