Information Systems for Multiregional Planning

Nijkamp, P. (1982). Information Systems for Multiregional Planning. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-82-027

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This paper is the first of a set of background papers and research papers on information systems for regional planning. Information systems contain structured data on real-world phenomena, their properties, and their mutual links.

Frequently, however, information systems are oriented to the national level or to specific factors. The geographical dimension of information systems as a decision aid in regional development planning has too often been neglected. Therefore, much more attention should be paid to the design and development of information systems reflecting socio-economic processes so as to arrive at a better representation of regional systems and a better adaptation to the needs of regional planners.

The major aim of the current study is to provide in a systematic way a set of guidelines and considerations to be taken into account in the design and use of information systems for regional planning. In addition to the conceptual framework, regional accounting, integrated statistical information systems, regional modeling, and qualitative information may also be addressed in this study.

The present paper outlines some important aspects and attributes of information systems for multiregional planning. It provides a frame of reference for more specific contributions to information systems for particular regional planning fields.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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