Planning Support Systems in Practice / Edition 1

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The first worldwide overview of Planning Support Systems (PSS) and their application in practice. PSS are geo-technology related instruments consisting of theories, information, methods, tools, et cetera for support of unique professional public or private planning tasks at any spatial scale. The aim is to advance progress in the development of PSS, which are far from being effectively integrated into the planning practice. The text provides an Internet-based worldwide inventory of innovative examples and successful applications of PSS in a number of different planning contexts. In-depth insights into the purposes, content, workings, and applications of a very wide diversity of PSS are given.

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"This volume provides the first worldwide overview of Planning Support Systems (PSS) and of their application in practice. … It provides an Internet-based worldwide inventory of innovative examples and successful applications of PSS in a number of different planning contexts. In depth insight into the purposes, content, workings, and applications of a very wide diversity of PSS is given. References to URLs where additional information can be obtained are very useful." (Planning Studies Centre, December, 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540437192
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/11/2002
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Planning Support Systems: Technologies that are Driving Planning
Introduction 1
1 Planning Support Systems: An Introduction 3
Pt. 1 Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Participation in the Planning Process 23
2 Interactive Support Systems for Participatory Planning 25
3 Public Participation via On-line Democracy 45
4 Web-based Tools and Interfaces for Participatory Planning and Design 65
5 Community Engagement in Land Use Planning Through Web-based Technologies 87
6 Tools for Community Design and Decision-making 99
Pt. 2 Tools for Supporting the Planning Process 121
7 The Planner's TOOLBOX: A Web-based Support System for Sustainable Development 123
8 STEPP: A Strategic Tool for Integrating Environmental Aspects into Planning Procedures 139
9 Flowmap: A Support Tool for Strategic Network Analysis 155
10 Geovisualisation for Planning Support Systems 177
11 Key to Virtual Insight: A 3D GIS and Virtual Reality System 193
12 Cellular Automata and Multi-agent Systems as Planning Support Tools 205
13 The Application of Case-based Reasoning in Development Control 223
14 Fuzzy Algorithms to Support Spatial Planning 249
Pt. 3 Support Systems for Strategic Planning 267
15 A Migration Modelling System to Support Government Decision-making 269
16 Spatial Decision Support Systems for Petrol Forecourts 291
17 An Urbanisation Monitoring System for Strategic Planning 315
18 An On-line Planning Support System to Evaluate Urban and Regional Planning Scenarios 331
Pt. 4 Support Systems for Land Use and Infrastructure Planning 349
19 Models for Assessing the Effects of Community Change on Land Use Patterns 351
20 The New Jersey (USA) Growth Allocation Model: Development, Evaluation and Extension 373
21 Using an Operational Planning Support System to Evaluate Farmland Preservation Policies 391
22 Development of the Klang Valley Regional Planning Support System 409
23 The LiNC Viewer: An Information System Designed to Assist with Land Reform 435
24 The SPARTACUS System for Defining and Analysing Sustainable Urban Land Use and Transport Policies 453
25 An Infrastructure Potential Cost Model for Integrated Land Use and Infrastructure Planning 465
Pt. 5 Support Systems for Environmental Planning 487
26 The Environmental Information System: A Data Analysis and Presentation Tool 489
27 DESIMA: A Decision Support Tool for Integrated Coastal Zone Management 503
28 WadBOS: Integrating Knowledge to Support Policy-making for the Wadden Sea 513
29 A Planning Support System for Policy Formulation in Water Resources Rehabilitation 539
Subject Index 561
Figures 565
Tables 571
List of Contributors 573
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