Introduction to Spatial Analysis 1 6 Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods for Planning I 1 12 At least one core practicum subject, selected from an approved list, during the two-year program A thesis preparation seminar in the area of specialization, taken during the second or third term of study 1 Students can test out of these subjects. Students identified as having weaker writing skills are also encouraged to take a writing course. All students are required to submit a thesis on a topic of their choice.
This chapter identifies selected planning methods according to four purposes: Methods to clarify issues and problems. Several structured techniques promote both creativity and rigor.
Methods to examine spatial and inter-sectoral relationships. The methods for this rely on maps and area planning, together with computer simulations and models in regional economic geography.
Methods for social, environmental, and economic analysis. Several frameworks are available for this. Methods to discuss the future. Your planning team should practice and learn from techniques of "futures analysis.
Quantitative models can be important, but they are not the only or best techniques to promote the "systems approach" in thinking about a problem and its possible solutions. Box 6 presents criteria to help you evaluate the appropriateness of different planning methods and tools, whether alone or in combination.
Let these criteria guide your selection. Insufficient application of planning tools leads to disorganized thinking. The discipline of the tools keeps the planning focused and organized. But you want the tools to serve your process, not to control it.
It is often easy to allow the tools to become ends in themselves. Especially in the industrialized countries, some expensive efforts in forest planning have failed exactly for this reason. You need to develop competence in selecting these methods, and in assisting planning groups to use them.
This can be important for building up working relationships within your planning team, with your advisory committees, and with your interest groups.
Criteria for Evaluating the Appropriateness of Planning Tools Criteria Appropriateness Relevance In what ways does this method help you answer important questions and focus on key issues? Acceptability How well is the method developed, and to what extent is it accepted as a standard instrument?
Data Requirements Do you have - or will you be able to generate - the data for a reliable application of the method? Breadth and Versatility To what extent can the method represent cultural, intrinsic, aesthetic, and other non-market aspects of forests?
Distributional Aspects Does the method help address gains and losses:The relationship of the unintended city to the urban city is limited. It is for the most part only economic, and at that an exploitative, dependent link. The city uses and exploits the poor, and they in turn use the city to their ends; indeed they use it in ways that the urban middle class consider ‘abuse’, with no apparent loyalty, respect.
What techniques are available to urban planners that wish to encourage economic development within their community? What is sustainable development as it relates to urban planning? Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.
List and discuss several motivations available for local government entities to promote economic development programs. What techniques are available to urban planners that wish to encourage economic development within their.
By providing land for urban uses within the boundary, farmland and open spaces can be protected from spillover development from urban areas.
In Oregon, every incorporated city has a UGB. The Portland region’s UGB was adopted in , and includes 25 cities and urban portions of three counties, and contains , acres and approximately Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
public policy, or economic development. Many students gain experience through real planning projects or part-time internships Work experience in related occupation: None. Urban Planning branch: Although plenty of urban planners are concerned about increasing population density, the main concern of this branch is to have more attractive and more energy-efficient development.
Eben Fodor, author and community planning consultant, notes: Smart Growth is simply a more orderly and less chaotic process of land development.