A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON PLANNED CHANGE AND COMMUNITY PLANNING PRACTICE: MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

AN AWARENESS OF THE CONCEPTS WHICH LED TO THE SELECTION OF THE LITERATURE PRESENTED IN THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY IS VITAL TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF ITS FOCUS. INVOLVED IS A BASIC RECREATION OF THE PLANNING PROFESSION, AWAY FROM A PAST ORIENTATION BASED ON THE USE OF MECHANISTIC TECHNIQUES, AND TOWARDS THE PROCESS APPLICATION OF APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE AND PLANNED CHANGE THEORY. THE TWO CENTRAL CONCEPTS, THEREFORE, INVOLVE "PLANNING" AND "PLANNED CHANGE". THE ACT OF PLANNING INVOLVES A CONSCIOUS ATTEMPT TO CREATE CHANGE IN PRESENT EVENTS TO ASSURE A MORE DESIRABLE FUTURE. COMMUNITY PLANNING, AS THE TERM IS USED HERE, ALSO IMPLIES SEVERAL VALUE JUDGEMENTS. THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY, USED IN A SOCIAL AND LOCATIONAL SENSE, IS ASSUMED AS AN IMPORTANT VARIABLE TO BE MAXIMIZED. IN ADDITION, THE "CONTROL" ELEMENT OF PLANNING, DISCUSSED ABOVE, IS ASSUMED TO BE MOST PROPERLY PLACED IN THE HANDS OF THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PLANNING DECISION. THIS ASSUMPTION IS REFLECTED IN THE HYPOTHESIS THAT EVERY PLANNING DECISION IS POLITICAL (I.E., BENEFITS ONE PERSON OR GROUP TO A GREATER EXTENT THAN IT BENEFITS OTHER PERSONS OR GROUPS), AND, THEREFORE, SHOULD BE COLLABORATIVELY REACHED DURING A PROCESS WHICH INCLUDES THE PERSONS AND GROUPS MOST AFFECTED. ABOUT 270 UNANNOTATED REFERENCES ARE APPENDED UNDER THE HEADINGS CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND; PROCESSES FOR EFFECTING CHANGE; AND INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND ORGANIZATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Exchange BiBLIO NO 224, 21 PP, REFS
  • Authors:
    • Bolton, C K
    • Lenz, D W
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00240071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1972 12:00AM