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Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning : The Interplay of Policy and Methods - Cecilia Wong

Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning

The Interplay of Policy and Methods


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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.

List of illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Indicator usage and policy-makingp. 13
Indicators and policy-makingp. 15
Changing ethos of indicator usagep. 28
Managennent and organisation of national statisticsp. 48
Conceptual, methodological and analyticai issuesp. 65
Data: A requirement and a problemp. 67
Technical or analytical synthesis of indicatorsp. 81
Methodological process of indicator development: A revisitp. 105
Case studiesp. 119
Deprivation indicatorsp. 121
Urban and regional development indicatorsp. 142
Sustainability and planning indicatorsp. 163
Conclusionp. 184
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 214
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ISBN: 9780415274517
ISBN-10: 0415274516
Series: RTPI Library Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1