Local Impact Evaluation in the Design of Large-Scale Urban Systems

B. M. Hudson, M. Wachs, J. L. Schofer

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When public service systems are designed in accordance with a highly aggregated definition of the public interest, their impacts often clash with community welfare as seen from a local perspective. In this article, such conflicts of interest are not viewed as an aberration of planning for large-scale systems, but as an inherent and central issue of designing and evaluating public services in urban areas. This problem is reflected in serious disparities between abstract models of planning, and the more practical processes of decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-265
JournalJournal of the American Institute of Planners
StatePublished - Jul 1974


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