INTEGRATED ECONOMIC-SOCIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

This paper deals with the practical application of integrated economic, social, and environmental analyses to transportation planning for a municipal government, corridor planning for a state department of transportation, and national-level planning for an overseas federal government. Each project was real, not theoretical or part of advance planning. Two of the projects were responsible for the U.S. Department of State request for a paper on the subject to the 1972 U.N. Conference in Stockholm on the Human Environment. First, the paper is based on an attempt to improve and broaden the understanding of integrated analysis. Three projects are used tp point out selected and particularly difficult problems. Next, the paper describes the philosophical basis for and approarch to integrated analysis. Key aspects and issues are reviewed by using selected references to identify strengths and weaknesses with specific elements of the approach. A special effort is made to identify and rank the more important elements of the approach so that planners might draw some inferences or conclusions on the utility of important elements as well as the overall approach. Finally, the paper concludes with answers to questions on what the results of the integrated analyses were, how the decision makers reacted to the results, and what decisions were made concerning the projects that were directly traceable to parts or all of the approach and integrated analysis. The paper refers to other theoretical and applied efforts. Emphasis on actual experiences and practicality is maintained throughout the discussion.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 25-32
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land development policy
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024757
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM