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Geographical Information Systems for Urban and Regional by Henk J. Scholten, John C. H. Stillwell (auth.), Henk J.

By Henk J. Scholten, John C. H. Stillwell (auth.), Henk J. Scholten, John C. H. Stillwell (eds.)

In August 1989, a summer season Institute used to be held on the Academie van Bouwkunst, the 17th century domestic of Amsterdam's institution of structure, city making plans and panorama. The assembly introduced jointly specialists in Geographical details platforms from during the global to handle a global viewers of planners. The contents of this e-book mirror the various topics that have been offered and mentioned on the convention. The summer time Institute, not to mention this quantity, shouldn't have been attainable with no the help of the overseas organization for the improvement and administration of latest and New cities (INTNAIVN), the foreign Society of urban and nearby Planners (ISoCaRP), The nationwide actual making plans corporation of the Netherlands (RPD) and the Berlage Studio. we want to recognize the help supplied by means of those agencies and by means of a few of the sponsors: The Ministry of Housing, actual making plans and surroundings, the Municipality of Amsterdam, Logisterion b.v., ESRI, UNISYS, MABON b.v., SPSS, top machine Inc., PANDATA. the availability of amenities by means of a number of the laptop businesses allowed immensely helpful 'hands on' event to be won via the entire participants.

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1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 24 MICHAEL F. NAPPI The overwhelming amount of data these types of agencies have collected over time can often provide significant value, as long as there is a structured way to analyse this wealth of infonnation. A GIS can supply this capability in those instances where the infonnation is geo-referenced' Government agencies and utilities are benefiting from GIS worldwide as the technology is being made available to a larger audience each day. The application of GIS in developing countries does vary from country to country.

Blueprint planning is highly technical in nature. This fonn of planning dominated the scene during the 1950s and 1960s. Planning activities were almost exclusively concentrated in building departments of state, provincial or municipal governments. Large scale urban extension schemes and major infrastructure works were the dominant type of projects realized during this period. In the United States, already during the mid-sixties this technical planning culture was gradually succeeded by a more social type of planning.

Relevant developments that can be expected in the near future are briefly reviewed at the end of the chapter. 2 The nature of urban and regional planning In this discussion, we will restrict ourselves to planning activities that are initiated by government agencies. The private sector is however of importance. Large real estate development, financing and management finns do perfonn planning activities themselves and are often deeply involved in public-private partnership projects. But in most countries of the world, public agencies have been assigned prime responsibility for urban and regional planning.

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