Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning
The Interplay of Policy and Methods
By Cecilia Wong
Routledge – 2005 – 240 pages
Series: RTPI Library Series
This book focuses on the measurement and utilisation of quantitative indicators in the urban and regional planning fields. There has been a resurgence of academic and policy interest in using indicators to inform planning, partly in response to the current government's information intensive approach to decision-making. The content of the book falls into three broad sections: indicators usage and policy-making; methodological and conception issues; and case studies of policy indicators.
1. Introduction Part 1. Indicators Usage and Policy-Making 2. Indicators and Policy-Making 3. Changing Ethos of Indicator Usage 4. Management and Organisation of National Statistics Part 2. Conceptual , Methodological and Analytical Issues 5. Data: A Requirement and a Problem 6. Technical or Analytical Synthesis of Indicators 7. Methodological Process of Indicator Development: A Revisit Part 3. Case Studies 9. Deprivation Indicators 10.Sustainability and Planning Indicators 11. Conclusion
Cecilia Wong is Professor of Spatial Planning at the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester and a chartered town planner. Her research interests include quantitative measures, socio-economic analysis, strategic and spatial planning and policy monitoring and evaluation.