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How Big And Still Beautiful?: Macro- Engineering Revisited

1st Edition

Edited by Frank P. Davidson


384 pages

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This book examines fundamental issues of macro-engineering from the viewpoints of psychiatry, management, and law. It describes a general theory to guide future decisions on large-scale projects and programs, and discusses the cases in the context of a set of public-interest guidelines.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Dilemmas of Scale and the Training of Future Engineer-Managers Part 1: Evaluating the Impacts 1. Macro-Projects and Macro-Finance 2. Evaluation of Macro-Systems: Models and Case Analysis 3. Macro-Engineering: How to Decide 4. Managing Macro-Development: Policy, Planning and Control System Implications 5. On Large-Scale Undertakings and Human Values 6. A Psychiatrist Reflects on Macro-Engineering 7. Macro-Engineering and Social Psychiatry 8. How Big and Still Beautiful? A Reprise Part 2: Cases in Point: Land, Sea and Aerospace 9. Macro-Project in West Africa: Planning Nigeria's New Capital 10. Cities of the Future: The Maritime Dimension 11. The Future of Rural Technology 12. The Erie Canal: Macro-Engineering When the World Was Still Simple 13. The Future of Large Airships 14. Global Transport Systems for the Turn of the Century 15. Solar Energy Economics: Orbiting Reflectors for World Energy 16. Conclusion

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General