COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT-A CASE STUDY: SWANLEY

THE PROBLEMS OF COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR URBAN PLANNING ARE MANY. IN PARTICULAR, SINCE THE PLAN IS FOR THE COMMUNITY ALL COSTS AND BENEFITS MUST BE BROUGHT INTO THE ANALYSIS EVEN THOUGH MANY ARE NON-MEASURABLE. IN AN ATTEMPT TO ILLUMINATE THESE PROBLEMS, A METHODOLOGY OF COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING HAS BEEN DELIVERED AND PUBLISHED IN AN EARLIER MONOGRAPH BY THE AUTHOR OF THE PRESENT PAPER. THE METHODOLOGY HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY CASE STUDY. THE MAJOR PART OF THE PAPER IS DEVOTED TO DETAILING THE EVALUATION OF TWO ALTERNATIVE ROAD AND CENTRAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES FOR THE TOWN OF SWANLEY, A SMALL MARKET TOWN OF 10,300 PEOPLE SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF KENT, ENGLAND. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE CHOICE REQUIRES VALUE JUDGMENTS OF THE DECISION MAKERS, BUT THAT THE PLANNING BALANCE SHEET METHOD ILLUSTRATED LAYS A BASIS FOR INFORMAL JUDGMENT. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 16, pp 129-153
  • Corporate Authors:

    Regional Science Association Papers

    /European & Cracow Congress
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • LICHFIELD, N
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Accession Number: 00201376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM