There is a growing self-consciousness concerning the need for systemic approaches to Comprehensive Planning. It is far easier, however, to advocate a "systems approach" to the planning of complex urban systems than it is to apply such as approach. Urban systems involve the relationship of a great number of variables associated with a plurality of goals that simultaneously are operative. In view of the many goals to be considered and the numerous changing variables to be encompassed, dynamic, predictive models must be presented to public decision-makers if their decisions are to be truly effective. In this article, an effort is made to formulate a systems approach to urban problems-- called Systemic Planning--by combining elements of the processes of Operations Research, Systems Analysis, and Comprehensive Planning. Criteria for basic models, capable of being fully integrated in a continuing planning process, are outlined and a programming model meeting these criteria--and therefore applicable to the Systemic Planning process--is presented both in theoretical terms and in application. Systemic Planning is discussed briefly in terms of its role in the public decision process.

  • Authors:
    • Dickey, J W
    • Steiss, A W
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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  • Accession Number: 00134298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM