Accession Number : AD0786706

Title :   Systems Analysis in the Urban Complex: Potential and Limitations,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brewer,Garry D.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The essay attempts to show how systems analysis can be used to arrive at solutions to urban problems. Obstacles to that use include data deficiencies, theoretical limitations and confusion, problems associated with professionalization and specialization, human constraints and a preference for thinking simply about nonsimple matters, practical concerns about the motives and procedures of analysts and clients alike, and insufficient appreciation of the analytic process itself. Once the problems are recognized and resolved, systems analysis will be a powerful and valuable tool.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *URBAN PLANNING, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE