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.
Table of Contents
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