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Comprehensive planning for the 21st century : general theory and principles / Melville C. Branch
Bib ID 273861
Format BookBook
Author
Branch, Melville C. (Melville Campbell), 1913-
 
Description Westport, Conn. : Prager, 1998 
ix, 184 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0275960900 (alkaline paper)
0275961818 (alkaline paper) (paperback)
Summary

A leading figure in the research and education of planning, Branch draws upon his experience in civil, corporate, and military planning to provide a comprehensive guide to the key aspects of planning. This text is invaluable to those engaged in governmental and business planning and to students working toward careers in urban and regional planning, public administration, business management, and other fields concerned with planning.

Full contents
  • 1. Essential Descriptive Terms
  • 2. Theoretical Context
  • 3. General Principles. 1. Information: Selection and Utilization. 2. Available Resources: Allocation. 3. Natural, Human, and Purposive Change: Interrelationships. 4. Objectives: Dependent Variables. 5. Primary Elements: Selection and Integration. 6. Projection: Separate and Unified. 7. The Infinite Scope of Planning: Analytical Pitfall. 8. Representation of the Entirety: Basic Reference. 9. Continuous Process: Planning and Plans. 10. Feedback: Interrelating Plans and Performance. 11. Uncertainty, Risk, and Ambiguity: Constant Condition. 12. Tolerance and Flexibility: Accommodating Change. 13. Peak Periods: Exceptional Circumstances. 14. Time and Priority: Sequence. 15. Jurisdiction, Scope, and Areal Coverage: Determinant Considerations. 16. Resistance to Planning: Inevitable Reality
  • 4. The Planning Imperative and Human Behavior.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-180) and index.

Subjects Planning.

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