Urban Systems: A Policy Perspective

Swain, H. & Logan, M. (1975). Urban Systems: A Policy Perspective. Environment and Planning A 7 (7) 743-755. 10.1068/a070743.

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In some countries, enthusiastic beginnings in the planning and management of national settlement systems (or urban growth, or regional development) have run against some intractable problems. This paper points to dilemmas for research under the rationalistic paradigm that has come to dominate orthodox thinking about the policy planning process, discusses the inconvenient nature of the urban system's time constants, reviews some problems of policy implementation, and suggests shifted research directions. In the face of general ignorance about policy outcomes and public values, the policy directions that now seem appropriate are less ambitious than those of a few years ago.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:41
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14014

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