Risk and Comprehensive Planning

  • Harold D. Foster
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


Communities are rarely prepared to leave their future to chance. With increasing frequency they attempt to ensure a desirable futurity by comprehensive planning which provides a guide for the area’s development. In this way, only new infrastructure is built which permits a variety of social goals, such as mobility, employment, and education, to be met. Comprehensive plans, however, are not static and are periodically evaluated and revised to allow the community to deal with unforeseen changes in circumstance. For example, with the recent increase in energy costs, some cities have included efficiency of operation as a major goal in their planning. Future decisions will therefore be evaluated against this objective and energy conservation will be given a status that it has long been denied.


Community Risk Acceptable Risk Safety Program Comprehensive Planning Safety Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold D. Foster
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  1. 1.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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