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





ISBN 9780415274524
Published July 7, 2006 by Routledge
232 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Biography

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.