Advances in Spatial Science

Planning Support Systems in Practice

Editors: Geertman, Stan, Stillwell, John (Eds.)

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Planning Support Systems: Technologies that are Driving Planning Michael Batty Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC 1 E 6BT, United Kingdom I had always thought the term 'Planning Support Systems', abbreviated to PSS, had been coined by the father of land use modelling, Britton Harris, in his article 'Beyond Geographic Information Systems: computers and the planning professional' published in the Journal of the American Planning Association in 1989 (Harris 1989). Until I asked hirn, that iso In a response to a paper he gave to the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) in the summer of 1987, he told me that someone in the audience who he cannot quite remember, actually coined the term, referring to 'planning support systems' as that constellation of digital techniques (such as GIS) which were emerging to support the planning process. In fact, the predecessor term 'decision support systems' (DSS) from which this unknown originator obviously defined PSS by analogy, was coined as far back as the late 1970s in the management literature for a loose assemblage of techniques, usually computer-based, which aided management decisions. The term slowly entered the geographicallexicon as 'spatial decision support systems' (SDSS) and this is probably first attributable to Lew Hopkins and Mark Armstrong who used it in a paper published in AutoCarto 7 in 1985 (Hopkins and Armstrong 1985).

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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)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Planning Support Systems: An Introduction

    Geertman, Stan (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Interactive Support Systems for Participatory Planning

    Geertman, Stan (et al.)

    Pages 25-44

  • Public Participation via On-line Democracy

    Kingston, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • Web-based Tools and Interfaces for Participatory Planning and Design

    Al-Kodmany, Kheir

    Pages 65-85

  • Community Engagement in Land Use Planning Through Web-based Technologies

    Ventura, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 87-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planning Support Systems in Practice
Editors
  • Stan Geertman
  • John Stillwell
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-24795-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-24795-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43719-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07834-7
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 580
Topics