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)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 71-72
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Accession Number: 00311228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM