Possibilities of Steering the Transportation Planning Process in the Face of Bounded Rationality and Unbounded Uncertainty

In complex transportation planning situations, the planner must deal with the social, economic and environmental problems connected with human-related systems. This paper describes and discusses the possibilities of steering the transportation planning process in the face of bounded rationality and unbounded uncertainty. It accomplishes this by: (a) introducing and applying the concept of ‘systemicity’; (b) expanding the spectrum of the existing planning paradigm; (c) reducing complexity through the application of tests of adequacy, dependency, suitability, and adaptability; (d) introducing soft systems thinking; and (e) using 'abductive' in addition to deductive and inductive inferencing. The application of these strategies, adjustments, and tests to the existing planning procedure can make the process more robust and self-correcting.


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  • Accession Number: 01002072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2005 2:08PM