Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning

The Interplay of Policy and Methods

By Cecilia Wong

© 2005 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

RTPI Library Series

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography