FORECASTING GROWTH PARAMETERS IN SMALLER URBAN AREAS

In considering the data needed for forecasting growth parameters for use in transportation planning in smaller urban areas, it is important to realize that certain aspects of the future are incapable of prediction under any circumstance. More socioeconomic data will not eliminate this problem. However, other aspects of the future are not only predictable but determinable if adequate public policy tools are used, and they should be sought through an evaluation of alternative plans and implementation of the preferred plan. The socioeconomic data needed for this are different from and more modest than those needed for detailed forecasting. (Author)

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 187, Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Proceedings of a Workshop sponsored by UMTA and FHWA, conducted by TRB, Sarasota, Florida, 3-6 December 1978. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Roberts, Thomas H
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: pp 71-72
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM