1st Edition

Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning The Interplay of Policy and Methods

By Cecilia Wong Copyright 2006
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on the measurement and utilisation of quantitative indicators in the urban and regional planning fields. There has been a resurgence of academic and policy interest in using indicators to inform planning, partly in response to the current government's information intensive approach to decision-making. The content of the book falls into three broad sections: indicators usage and policy-making; methodological and conception issues; and case studies of policy indicators.

    1. Introduction  Part 1. Indicators Usage and Policy-Making  2. Indicators and Policy-Making  3. Changing Ethos of Indicator Usage  4. Management and Organisation of National Statistics  Part 2. Conceptual , Methodological and Analytical Issues  5. Data: A Requirement and a Problem  6. Technical or Analytical Synthesis of Indicators  7. Methodological Process of Indicator Development: A Revisit  Part 3. Case Studies  9. Deprivation Indicators  10.Sustainability and Planning Indicators  11. Conclusion


    Cecilia Wong is Professor of Spatial Planning at the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester and a chartered town planner. Her research interests include quantitative measures, socio-economic analysis, strategic and spatial planning and policy monitoring and evaluation.