SPECIFICATION OF PLAN-MAKING PROCEDURES FOR A GIVEN PLANNING SITUATION

EARLIER PAPERS BY THE AUTHORS IDENTIFIED REQUIREMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF AN OPERATIONAL METROPOLITAN PLAN-MAKIN PROCESS. THIS PAPER PROPOSES A METHOD FOR DESIGNING PLAN-MAKING PROCEDURES FOR USE UN SUCH A PROCESS. THE FIRST PART OF THE PAAPER SPECIFIES A SIMPLE ITERATIVE PROCESS INVOLVING PLANNERS AND DECISION-MAKERS AND EXAMINES POSSIBLE APPROACHES FOR ITS ELABORATION. THE ROLE OF OPTIMIZING AND PREDICTIVE MODELS IS DISCUSSED, AND IT IS CONCLUDED THAT A PREDICTIVE APPROACH IS PREFERRED. PARALLEL, SERIES, AND CASCADE-TYPE DIALOGUES FOR THE PLAN-MAKING PROCESS ARE THEN EXAMINED. PROCEDURES FOR DESIGNING A PLAN-MAKING PROCESS FOR A GIVEN PLANNING SITUATION ARE EXAMINED IN THE SECOND PART OF THE PAPER. FOUR TYPES OF INFORMATION CONCERNING PARTICIPANTS, CONSTRAINTS, RELATIONSHIPS, AND PREFERENCES ARE SPECIFIED AND APPLIED IN DESIGNING PROCEDURES. EACH TYPE OF INFORMATION CAN BE EXPRESSED AS A FLOW CHART; THE COMPATIBILITY OF THESE FLOW CHARTS DETERMINES WHETHER THE PLAN-MAKING PROCESS IS PRACTICABLE AND TO WHAT EXTENT AN ITERATIVE PROCESS IS NEEDED TO PREPARE AND EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE PLAN. IF ITERATIONS CAN BE AVOIDED IN THE PLANNERS' PROCEDURES, THEN THE ENTIRE PROCESS IS SHOWN TO BE MORE EFFICIENT. A SHORT EXAMPLE BASED ON LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING CONCLUDES THE PAPER. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 19-32
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning process
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM