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: 9783642078347
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/9/2010
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 1.20 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Planning Support Systems: An Introduction.- 1: Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Participation in the Planning Process.- 2 Interactive Support Systems for Participatory Planning.- 3 Public Participation via On-line Democracy.- 4 Web-based Tools and Interfaces for Participatory Planning and Design.- 5 Community Engagement in Land Use Planning Through Web-based Technologies.- 6 Tools for Community Design and Decision-making.- 2: Tools for Supporting the Planning Process.- 7 The Planner’s TOOLBOX: A Web-based Support System for Sustainable Development.- 8 STEPP: A Strategic Tool for Integrating Environmental Aspects into Planning Procedures.- 9 Flowmap: A Support Tool for Strategic Network Analysis.- 10 Geovisualisation for Planning Support Systems.- 11 Key to Virtual Insight: A 3D GIS and Virtual Reality System.- 12 Cellular Automata and Multi-agent Systems as Planning Support Tools.- 13 The Application of Case-based Reasoning in Development Control.- 14 Fuzzy Algorithms to Support Spatial Planning.- 3: Support Systems for Strategic Planning.- 15 A Migration Modelling System to Support Government Decision-making.- 16 Spatial Decision Support Systems for Petrol Forecourts.- 17 An Urbanisation Monitoring System for Strategic Planning.- 18 An On-line Planning Support System to Evaluate Urban and Regional Planning Scenarios.- 4: Support Systems for Land Use and Infrastructure Planning.- 19 Models for Assessing the Effects of Community Change on Land Use Patterns.- 20 The New Jersey (USA) Growth Allocation Model: Development, Evaluation and Extension.- 21 Using an Operational Planning Support System to Evaluate Farmland Preservation Policies.- 22 Development of the Klang Valley Regional Planning Support System.- 23 The LiNC Viewer: An Information System Designed to Assist with Land Reform.- 24 The SPARTACUS System for Defining and Analysing Sustainable Urban Land Use and Transport Policies.- 25 An Infrastructure Potential Cost Model for Integrated Land Use and Infrastructure Planning.- 5: Support Systems for Environmental Planning.- 26 The Environmental Information System: A Data Analysis and Presentation Tool.- 27 DESIMA: A Decision Support Tool for Integrated Coastal Zone Management.- 28 WadBOS: Integrating Knowledge to Support Policy-making for the Wadden Sea.- 29 A Planning Support System for Policy Formulation in Water Resources Rehabilitation.- Figures.- Tables.- List of Contributors.
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