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Expert Systems in Environmental Planning

Editors: Wright, J.R., Wiggins, L.L., Jain, R.K., Kim, T.J. (Eds.)

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The connections between economics, planning, and the environment are receiv­ ing increased attention among scholars and policy makers in many countries. The common denominator among these three variables is the earth's life support sys­ tems, the ecosystems on which the world depends. When we describe our physi­ cal surroundings as a collection of possible uses, we are establishing linkages between economics, planning, and the environment. Because possible alternative uses compete with each other, and conflicts arise over scarce land resources, the varying environmental impacts of alternative uses are major concerns for the cur­ rent as well as the next generation. How to achieve sustainable development is the pressing question for today's environmental professionals. Environmental planners and engineers help us study the implications of our choices, and new technologies and techniques that improve the practice of environmental planning should enhance our ability to protect our future. The depletion of the earth's natural resources and loss of biodiversity, the deg­ radation of air, land, and water quality, the accumulation of greenhouse gases leading to changes in our climate, and the depletion of the ozone layer comprise only a partial list of environmental issues that concern our policy makers. To sup­ port their decisions, environmental planning must be a multidimensional and multidisciplinary activity that incorporates social, economic, political, geograph­ ical, and technical factors. Solutions for problems in these areas frequently re­ quire not only numerical analyses but also heuristic analyses, which in turn depend on the intuitive judgements of planners and engineers.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Expertise and Expert Systems in British Land Use Planning

    Pages 3-21

    Leary, Michael E.

  • Applying a Rule-Based Decision Support System to Local Government Planning

    Pages 23-46

    Davis, James Richard (et al.)

  • Using Expert Systems to Check Compliance with Municipal Building Codes

    Pages 47-59

    Heikkila, Eric J. (et al.)

  • Machine Learning, Expert Systems, and an Integer Programming Model: Application to Facility Management and Planning

    Pages 61-82

    Kim, Tschangho John (et al.)

  • Observations on the Role of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Geographic Information Processing

    Pages 85-118

    Navinchandra, Dundee

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expert Systems in Environmental Planning
Editors
  • Jeff R. Wright
  • Lyna L. Wiggins
  • Ravinder K. Jain
  • T.John Kim
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-77870-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-77870-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-77872-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 311
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