The Human Settlements and Services Area: The First Five Years

Rogers A (1979). The Human Settlements and Services Area: The First Five Years. IIASA Status Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: SR-79-001

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Abstract

In October 1977, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) marked the fifth anniversary of the signing of its Charter and by the middle of 1978 the Institute had completed its first 5 years of research activity. On these occasions, the Institute's staff and management reflected upon the path that has been followed in IIASA's development thus far and upon the road that lies ahead. Doing so has enabled us to see more clearly than is possible from day to day what has been accomplished at IIASA, what difficulties have arisen, and what opportunities and challenges exist.

The Human Settlements and Services Area was formed in 1976 through the merger of the Urban and Regional Systems Project and the Biological and Medical Systems Project, both of which had been initiated in the beginning of 1974. This Report describes the evolution since 1974 of IIASA's concern with the human population, its distribution on the globe, the settlements it forms, and the services it needs. Besides describing the research that has been carried out in the Area and its on-going activities, the Report presents its current research plans for 1979-1983. Lists are given of the staff who have served in the Area (and its predecessor projects) since 1974, and of the resulting publications.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Status Report)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 15:38
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1052

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