Planning Support Systems in Practice

  • Stan Geertman
  • John Stillwell

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stan Geertman, John Stillwell
      Pages 3-22
  3. Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Participation in the Planning Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Stan Geertman, John Stillwell
      Pages 25-44
    3. Richard Kingston, Andrew Evans, Steve Carver
      Pages 45-64
    4. Steve Ventura, Tracy Miller, Glen Barry
      Pages 87-98
  4. Tools for Supporting the Planning Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Jukka Mikkonen, Mika Ristimäki, Kari Oinonen, Henning Sten Hansen
      Pages 123-137
    3. Gerrit J. Carsjens, Ron J. A. van Lammeren, Arend Ligtenberg
      Pages 139-154
    4. Stan Geertman, Tom de Jong, Coen Wessels
      Pages 155-175
    5. Bin Jiang, Bo Huang, Vit Vasek
      Pages 177-191
    6. Dmitry Kurtener, Vladimir Badenko
      Pages 249-265
  5. Support Systems for Strategic Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Tony Champion, Glen Bramley, Stewart Fotheringham, James Macgill, Philip Rees
      Pages 269-290
    3. Mark Birkin, Peter Boden, Julia Williams
      Pages 291-314
    4. JanJaap Harts, Kees Maat, Henk Ottens
      Pages 315-329
    5. Christopher Pettit, Tung-Kai Shyy, Robert Stimson
      Pages 331-347
  6. Support Systems for Land Use and Infrastructure Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Richard E. Klosterman, Loren Siebert, Mohammed Ahmadul Hoque, Jung-Wook Kim, Aziza Parveen
      Pages 391-407
    3. Ruslan Rainis, Kamalruddin Shamsudin, Mohd Nazari Jaafar, Hadi Harman Shah
      Pages 409-433
    4. Marilene Heunis, Tania Smith, Elizabeth Gavin
      Pages 435-452
  7. Support Systems for Environmental Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Flavio Bonfatti, Paola Monari, Andrea Aime, Silvia Ascari
      Pages 489-502
    3. Marieke Eleveld, Philippe Carreau, Wolfram Schrimpf, Ardy Siegert
      Pages 503-512
    4. Guy Engelen, Inge Uljee, Kees van de Ven
      Pages 513-537
    5. Mohammad Ali Sharifi, Erasmo Rodriguez
      Pages 539-560
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 561-580

About this book


Planning Support Systems: Technologies that are Driving Planning Michael Batty Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC 1 E 6BT, United Kingdom I had always thought the term 'Planning Support Systems', abbreviated to PSS, had been coined by the father of land use modelling, Britton Harris, in his article 'Beyond Geographic Information Systems: computers and the planning professional' published in the Journal of the American Planning Association in 1989 (Harris 1989). Until I asked hirn, that iso In a response to a paper he gave to the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) in the summer of 1987, he told me that someone in the audience who he cannot quite remember, actually coined the term, referring to 'planning support systems' as that constellation of digital techniques (such as GIS) which were emerging to support the planning process. In fact, the predecessor term 'decision support systems' (DSS) from which this unknown originator obviously defined PSS by analogy, was coined as far back as the late 1970s in the management literature for a loose assemblage of techniques, usually computer-based, which aided management decisions. The term slowly entered the geographicallexicon as 'spatial decision support systems' (SDSS) and this is probably first attributable to Lew Hopkins and Mark Armstrong who used it in a paper published in AutoCarto 7 in 1985 (Hopkins and Armstrong 1985).


GIS Geoinformationssysteme Internet Monitoring Technologie Urban and Regional Planning development environment fuzzy information system network network analysis planning sustainable development transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Stan Geertman
    • 1
  • John Stillwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Geographical SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07834-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24795-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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