This paper was presented by invitation at Session 5. City planning involves the co-ordination of many interacting policies and projects in the fields of housing, employment, transport and provision of social infrastructure. Regional planning similarly involves study of the interaction between the location of economic activity and transport facilities. Because of the complexity of these interactions, models are useful in forecasting the effects of policies and projects. The purpose of an evaluation model is to produce indicators which may be used by city and regional planners and by responsible authorities to help them in deciding on their overall strategy. This paper describes four recent studies which show the evolution of an evaluation methodology and its variation to suit the circumstances of different studies, both politically and geographically. The logic of the forecasting models is first outlined; then the principles of the evaluation models followed by a description of the model methods and output. Some results obtained using the models are given and their use as part of the policy-making process discussed (a). (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 87-1066
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00309871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM