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ERIC Number: ED123373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 28
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Mapping Community Planning and Decision-Making.
Wright, Joan
In the investigation of flood risk management in four New York State counties damaged by Tropical Storm Agnes, 71 persons who had engaged in flood management and related planning were interviewed. Results indicated that the organizations involved in planning in the area were not well connected with other such actors. Regarding four measures of planning comprehensiveness the actors' mean score was 5.479 on a scale of 10. The correlation between area-wideness and comprehensiveness for all actors was strong but not consistent. The study led to a typology of planning actors. Type 1 organizations, with responsibility for decision making or policy implementation but not for planning, scored below the mean on both the comprehensive and area-wide dimensions. Type 2 organizations, with planning responsibilities carried out largely by professional staff, scored below the mean on the area-wide dimension but above the mean on comprehensiveness. Type 3 organizations, with limited scope of planning activities, scored below the mean on comprehensiveness but above the mean on the area-wide dimension. Type 4 organizations, with professionally trained staff and/or an active commitment to the efficacy of planning, scored above the mean on both measures. (JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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