The writers review two techniques that are potentially useful tools in urban and regional planning. These techniques are the Delphi method for obtaining subjective predictions about a changing future through a panel of experts and Cross-Impact Simulation for combining a number of discrete subjective forecasts with a number of similar related forecasts to produce alternative descriptions of the future. The potential of this class of techniques for planners & engineers who are involved in managing the future is pointed out. The use of the techniques is specifically relevant to situations where subjective judgements have to be made about complex interrelated events. The paper presents mathematical examples of the utilization of these two complementary methods. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00095984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 11316 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM