A STUDY OF APPLICABILITY--POLITICAL IMPACT ANALYSIS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

This article discusses the applicability of an innovative planning tool, the Political Impact Analysis, in community planning and, more specifically, urban transportation. The basic premise of this concept is that all too often planners fail to determine the effect of their plan on an individual community, or the community political reaction to a particular issue. That failure not only adversely affects a community because negative social and economic impacts may not be realized until after the fact, but it also could delay the implementation of the entire planning project because of potential political reactions and pressures brought about by the communities. The Political Impact Analysis attempts to uncover these potential community impacts and subsequent political reactions through a proposed multi-step methodology. The most important step includes interviews of key informants. The execution of this concept also improves the communication and participation processes between the planner and the community. This type of analysis was tested for feasibility in Cincinnati, Ohio. The results indicate that the Political Impact Analysis has potential to be a viable concept in community planning. /Author/

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    American Press

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  • Authors:
    • ROBERTSON, K A
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00183698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM