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Plans and Decisions

John L. Pollock

in Thinking about Acting: Logical Foundations for Rational Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304817
eISBN:
9780199850907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304817.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter turns to difficulties that finally discredit the optimality prescription altogether. These turn upon the fact that actions cannot be evaluated or chosen in isolation. In the general ... More


Locally Global Planning

John L. Pollock

in Thinking about Acting: Logical Foundations for Rational Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304817
eISBN:
9780199850907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304817.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter reiterates the proposition that practical cognition should not aim at finding optimal solutions to practical problems. A rational cognizer should instead look for good solutions, and ... More


Creating the Framework: The Campus Master Plan

David R. Godschalk and Jonathan B. Howes

in The Dynamic Decade: Creating the Sustainable Campus for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607252
eISBN:
9781469608280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607252.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses the creation of the award-winning 2001 Campus Master Plan that was spurred by the need to update the 1988 Campus Framework Plan prepared by Johnson, Johnson, and Roy (1991) and ... More


Infrastructure Constraints and Crime

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses various infrastructure constraints in Delhi and its role in influencing criminal behaviour and deviance. It looks at the First Master Plan, which was conducted from 1962–81, in ... More


Setting Priorities: The Development Plan

David R. Godschalk and Jonathan B. Howes

in The Dynamic Decade: Creating the Sustainable Campus for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607252
eISBN:
9781469608280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607252.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter describes the July 3, 2001 Development Plan as an institutional innovation generated during the master planning process to replace the existing building-by-building review under Town ... More


Pollution: Industrial Landscapes, 1934–2000

Awadhendra Sharan

in In the City, Out of Place: Nuisance, Pollution, and Dwelling in Delhi, c. 1850-2000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198097297
eISBN:
9780199082957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097297.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Modern industrial landscapes, the subject matter of this chapter, emerged as an urban concern in the 1930s. The search for a designated industrial area was tied to the need of industrialists for more ... More


Learning from Barcelona

in Thinking Barcelona: Ideologies of a Global City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318320
eISBN:
9781846317873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317873.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how the urban transformation of Barcelona can represent an exemplary model for contemporary cities and even for the city of the future. It argues that the master plan and public ... More


Designing Projects: Siting and Architectural Issues

David R. Godschalk and Jonathan B. Howes

in The Dynamic Decade: Creating the Sustainable Campus for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607252
eISBN:
9781469608280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607252.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter describes the way that decisions were made about the sites where campus buildings and facilities were to be located and about how the design elements of the buildings and landscapes ... More


Creating Battery Park City: Building a Landmark on Landfill

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the urban planning history that led to the creation of Battery Park City and gave the community its physical shape and social configuration. In particular, it considers how the ... More


From New Towns to Development Towns

S. Ilan Troen

in Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094831
eISBN:
9780300128000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter highlights Israel's national Master Plan of 1950 and why it is considered an outstanding example of post-Second World War national planning. This carefully formulated chapter situates ... More


The experts

Garth Myers

in Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322917
eISBN:
9781447322931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the scientific, scholarly and policy analyses on the environmental crisis perceived to exist for cities in Africa – the perspectives of ‘experts’ on such factors as urban water ... More


Conclusion

in Thinking Barcelona: Ideologies of a Global City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318320
eISBN:
9781846317873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317873.006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents concluding remarks on postmodern Barcelona. The ideologies of postmodern Barcelona have offered a singular occasion to show a critical encounter between Marxism and ... More


Automobility in Yugoslavia between Urban Planner, Market, and Motorist: The Case of Belgrade, 1945–1972

Brigitte Le Normand

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the interactions between urban planners, drivers, and market socialism in Belgrade, Yugoslavia’s capital city, during the period 1945–1972. More specifically, it considers the ... More


Cordon approach in a delta

S. Nazrul Islam

in Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 11 illustrates the consequences of the Cordon approach through the experience of the Bengal Delta, formed by three great river systems—the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. The chapter ... More


Master Plans: The Retrospective Order of the Plan Piloto de la Habana

Timothy Hyde

in Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678105
eISBN:
9781452947938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678105.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter provides an overview of the work on the Plan Piloto de la Habana. It focuses on the two elements of the master plan defined by José Luis Sert: dividing the city into sectors and devising ... More


Urbanism and Master Planning: Configuring the Colonial City

Robert Home and Anthony D. King

in Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198713326
eISBN:
9780191781766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses recent critical accounts of urban planning in the historic space of the British empire and with a particular focus on indigenous representations of the ‘colonial city’, drawing ... More


Dealing with the Dragon: Urban Planning in Hanoi

Tam T. T. Ngo

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the religious and utopian nature of urban planning in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi's cityscape can be read as a text that discusses political, economic, social, and cultural processes ... More


Malaysia (and Brunei)

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses industrial reform in Malaysia. Since the mid-1980s Malaysia's focus on industrial reform is best summed up as the “managed market” approach. The Industrial Master Plan launched ... More


Avifaunal Overview

P. A. Buckley

in Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501719615
eISBN:
9781501719622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719615.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The avifauna of the study area is described and quantified, beginning with historical coverage since 1872. The Van Cortlandt Park cumulative and breeding avifaunas are dissected and contrasted with ... More


Hawaiian Sovereignty

Mililani B. Trask

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter outlines what that self-government would look like under Ho‘okupu a Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i, the master plan for Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i. As a Native initiative for self-government, Ka Lāhui is the ... More


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