Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods

Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods

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Planning Support Systems: Retrospect and Prospect It has been nearly twenty years since the term `planning support systems' (PSS) first appeared in an article by Britton Harris (Harris 1989) and more than ten years since the concept was more broadly introduced in the academic literature (Harris and Batty 1993; Batty 1995; Klosterman 1997). As a result, the publication of a new book on PSS provides an excellent opportunity to assess past progress in the field and speculate on future developments. PSS have clearly become very popular in the academic world. This is the fourth edited book devoted to the topic following Brail and Klosterman (2001), Geertman and Stillwell (2003), and a third by Brail (2008). Papers devoted to PSS have been published in the leading planning journals and the topic has become a regular theme at academic conferences around the world; it has even spawned intellectual o- spring such as spatial planning and decision support systems (SPDSS) and public participation planning support systems (PP-PSS). However, as Geertman and Stillwell point out in their introductory chapter, the experience with PSS in the world of professional practice has been disappointing. A substantial number of PSS have been developed but most of them are academic p- totypes or `one off' professional applications that have not been adopted elsewhere.
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  • Hardback | 490 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 35.56mm | 1,017g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • XXII, 490 p.
  • 1402089511
  • 9781402089510
  • 2,495,325

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This book is about a particular set of geo-information technologies known as Planning Support Systems (PSS). It focuses on the adoption and application of PSS in practice. It aims to illustrate best practice and to demonstrate new methods that are being developed for creating the next generation of PSS for use in various public or private sector planning contexts. The book serves as a medium for the exchange of knowledge, insights and experiences, thereby preventing those working in this field from having to 'reinvent the wheel'. It also serves to communicate details about PSS methodology and management to those less informed about contemporary developments. The book stimulates new and exciting applications of PSS in diverse planning situations. It provides planning practitioners, system developers and researchers with helpful insights into what planning support systems are, how they can be constructed and implemented, and in which situations they can provide valuable support for decision making.
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Table of contents

Preface: Planning Support Systems: Retrospect and Prospect: Richard E. Klosterman.-1: Planning Support Systems: content, issues and trends: Stan Geertman and John Stillwell: PART 1: APPLICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING PSS.-2: A use-driven approach to large-scale urban modelling and planning support: Brian Deal and Varkki Pallathucheril.- 3: Future land use in the Netherlands: evaluation of the National Spatial Strategy:Ton C.M. de Nijs.- 4: A planning support system toolkit approach for formulating and evaluating land use change scenarios: Christopher J. Pettit and Ray Wyatt.- PART 2: DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RECENT PSS.- 5 A motor vehicle safety planning support system: the Houston experience: Ned Levine.- 6: Elbe DSS: a planning support system for strategic river basin planning: Bernhard M. Hahn et al .- 7: The Emission Inventory Water: a planning support system for reducing pollution emissions in the surface waters of Flanders: Leen Van Esch et al.- 8: An integrated discussion support system for new Dutch flood risk management strategies: Noor van der Hoeven et al.- 9: A spatial planning support system for managing Bangalore's urban sprawl: H.S. Sudhira and T.V Ramachandra.- 10: GRAS: a spatial decision support system for green space planning: Claudia Pelizaro, Theo Arentze and Harry Timmermans.- PART 3: NEW METHODS FOR PLANNING SUPPORT.- 11: Agent-based modelling: a dynamic scenario planning approach to tourism PSS: Peter A. Johnson and Renee Sieber.- 12: Google maps mashups for local public health service planning Maurizio Gibin et al.- 13:ArcGIS processing models for regional environmental planning in Bavaria: Joerg Schaller, Thomas Gehrke and Nathan Strout.- 14: Geo-information technologies in support of environmental and landscape planning Mariolina Besio and Nadia Quadrelli.- PART 4: PARTICIPATION AND COLLABORATION IN PSS.- 15: Enhancingcomprehensive planning with public engagement and planning support integration: Scott N. Lieske, Steve Mullen and Jeffrey D. Hamerlinck.- 16: Integrating analytical and participatory techniques for planning the sustainable use of land resources and landscapes: David Miller et al.- 17: New ways of supporting decision making: linking qualitative storylines with quantitative modelling: Hedwig van Delden and Alex Hagen-Zanker .-18:Land management with the SMURF planning support system: Marc Soutter and Alexandre Repetti.- 19: SoftGIS as a bridge-builder in collaborative urban planning: Maarit Kahila and Marketta Kytta.- 20 The Mainport Planning Suite: planning support software for studio-based planning: Roy Chin.-21: Developing computer-based participatory approaches to mapping landscape values for landscape and resource management: Steve Carver et al.
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Review Text

"A superb addition to the literature on planning support systems (PSS). This book is a "must read" for the urban planning researcher or practitioner who wants to keep current in this rapidly evolving field." Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, volume 3, issue 1, 2011.
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"A superb addition to the literature on planning support systems (PSS). This book is a "must read" for the urban planning researcher or practitioner who wants to keep current in this rapidly evolving field." Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, volume 3, issue 1, 2011.
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About Stan Geertman

John Stillwell is a professor of mathematics at the University of San Francisco. He is also an accomplished author, having published several books.
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