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Local Government and Strategic Choice: An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

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by J. K. Friend & W. N. Jessop
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Local Government and Strategic Choice: An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning by J. K. Friend & W. N. Jessop

Local Government and Strategic Choice, Second Edition is the result of a study of policy-formation in the City Council of Coventry during a four-year period. This edition is a reappraisal of the earlier edition, with an emphasis on "connective planning."
Part I describes the planning strategies made in an urban setting. This part explains the City and the City Council, organization of the local authority, decision-making mechanisms, developmental planning including land use, school system planning, and cross-departmental planning. Part II is a study of city planning as a process of strategic choice that has been altered in many different ways depending on the purpose. This part also discusses the problems encountered in the planning process such as the existence of organization boundaries in the government sector. Part III deals with a fictional case that relates the uncertainties and political realities of decision-making in an urban setting. The case studies cover land allocation and development, tax, and traffic issues. Part IV discusses organizational challenge and also touches in some way on the future organizational structure of local governments. This text then explains the need for "connective planning" of how individuals build flexible networks among decision-making agencies to serve the various interests of both the private and government sectors.
This book is suitable for sociologists, city administrators and officials, local government officials, heads of government agencies, and heads of planning and engineering departments of local government units.

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Pages: 330
Size: 102.1 MB
Publisher: Pergamon
Date published:   1977
ISBN: 9781483136431 (DRM-PDF)

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