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Cost-Benefit Analysis in Urban & Regional Planning

1st Edition

By John A. Schofield


266 pages

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Originally published in 1987, Cost-Benefit Analysis in Urban and Regional Planning, outlines the theory and practice of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in the context of urban and regional planning. The theory of CBA is developed with examples to illustrate the principles, it also deals with details of the applications and covers issues such as local health and social services provision, local economic development and regional policy evaluation, and planning in less developed countries – as well as the conventional land-use issues of physical planning.

Table of Contents


List of Tables

List of Figures

1. Introduction

Part I: Principles of Cost-Benefit Analysis

2. Welfare Economics and the Foundations of CBA

3. Investment Decision Criteria

4. Measurement of Benefits and Costs: Welfare Surpluses

5. Measurement of Benefits and Costs: Efficiency Pricing

6. Measurement of Benefits and Costs: Distributional Considerations

7. Measurement of Benefits and Costs: Uncertainty and Risk

8. Measurement of Benefits and Costs: Minimum Return Requirement

Part II: Applications of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Urban and Regional Planning

9. Residential Urban Renewal

10. Transportation

11. Recreation

12. Comprehensive Land-Use Planning

13. Local Health and Social Services

14. Capital Investment Projects and Local Economic Development

15. Regional Policy Evaluation

16. CBA in Lesser Developed Countries

CBA in Urban and Regional Planning: Assessment



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics, forecasting techniques and an examination of the inner city in Europe and the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, geography, planning and urbanization respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography