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Microcomputer Applications In City Planning And Management

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Overview

Effective use of microcomputers can greatly aid professional city planners and managers in the exacting duties they perform. Microcomputers are a low-cost, high-powered means of mechanizing both routine and sophisticated analytical operations. This text demonstrates how to incorporate microcomputer technology in a range of city planning problems and situations. The authors link a variety of methods and applications to concrete examples and exercises. Their hands-on approach is designed specifically for professional planners and managers in both the public and private sectors. It covers everything from inserting a floppy disk into the processing unit to producing typed copy of results from predictive modeling and forecasting future trends.

The study begins with a basic introduction to the technical jargon associated with PCs and an explanation of the Input-Process-Output cycles. A series of chapters follow, explaining specific software packages and their functions and operations. Specific applications using spreadsheets, graphics, and database management schemes are extremely useful. Further chapters introduce graphics and database systems. The book's learn-by-example format will prove extremely useful to time-pressed practitioners and students in city planning and management, as well as students preparing to enter the field.

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Effective use of microcomputers can greatly aid city planners and managers in the performance of their duties. This text demonstrates how to incorporate microcomputer technology in a range of city planning problems and situations. A variety of methods and applications are linked to concrete examples and exercises. Designed specifically for planners and managers in both the public and private sectors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275928667
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/7/1989
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN I. GORDON is Professor of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University, where he teaches courses on microcomputer applications, environmental management and environmental modeling, and quantitative techniques.

RICHARD F. ANDERSON is Environmental Affairs Manager for Wheelabrator Environmental Systems, Inc., a division of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., located in Danvers, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Microcomputer Fundamentals and Computer Literacy

Spreadsheet Software Review and Comparison

Spreadsheet Applications in Planning and Management

Database Management

Spreadsheet Graphics Capabilities

Communications and Commercial Databases

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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