ERIC Number: ED047393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Distributions and Redistributive Processes: Two Foci for Planning Education and Practice.
Clavel, Pierre; Goldsmith, William W.
Planning, both as an academic field and as a profession, is in a dilemma involving the adoption of two contradictory public philosophies. The more established philosophy orients itself to the efficiency of the whole system, while the second orients to particular groups and claims that adequate participation in the system is denied these groups as well as those for whom planners play an advocate role. This paper argues that the efficiency of the whole system and the needs of disadvantaged groups must be furthered. Two kinds of knowledge can contribute to solving the dilemma: (1) concepts and measurements of the attribute and benefit distribution through the system and across groups and localities; and (2) theories capturing the dynamics of redistributive processes, linking the fortunes of groups to characteristics of the whole system. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disadvantaged, Economic Opportunities, Educational Planning, Information Processing, Policy Formation, Problem Solving, Regional Planning, Social Change, Social Planning, Urban Planning
Confer-in Papers, American Institute of Planners, 917 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (Paper No. 007, $1.50)
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Note: Paper presented at American Institute of Planners Annual Confer-In (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, October 18-21, 1970)