This annotated bibliography of more than 2,000 entries sheds light on the national planning idea as a substantive issue in past, present, and future U.S. public policy and presents a bibliographic structure that suggests new emphases, relationships, and interdisciplinary approaches.
1. Introduction 2. Basic Background Material 3. Past American National Planning Efforts and Ideas, 1900–1972 4. Related Planning Trends in the 1970'S 5. Five Approaches to National Planning 6. The Growth and Resource National Planning Debates, 1973–1976 7. American National Planning: The Future