GROUP ISSUE ANALYSIS OF A PLANNING CONTROVERSY

Community reaction is now becoming an important aspect of the highway planning process. This reduces potential conflict with the community and additional expense arising from this conflict. The Hudson River Expressway controversy has been used to study this particular area of social conflict. The analysis was broken down into three parts: opposition issues which represented damages or costs to the opponents, the identity and characteristics of the opponents and the relationship between the issues and the characters. The major objections were the adverse effects of the proposed project on ecology, on property and on the economy of the area. Very broadly, the opposition were pre-existing local independant groups made up of middle income whites acting in the public interest. The different groups showed concern in different areas; citizens' groups focused on the project as a whole, conservation groups on natural resources, civil rights groups on property ect. Such a detailed type of analysis enables the planner to assess the impact of his plan on different factions of the community, to minimize the impact and evaluate alternatives.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Amir, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 185-96
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM