ERIC Number: ED124361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Regional Planning and Development: Organization and Strategies.
Williams, Anne S.; Lassey, William R.
Illustrating components of multi-county organization and emphasizing the rewards of area organization when carefully used as a tool to close the gaps between local, state, and Federal governments, this monograph presents the following five chapters: (1) "Key Factors in Area or Regional Boundry Delineation" (natural physical, biological, and human processes; spatial, social, political, and government organization; economic criteria); (2) "Federal, State, and Local Programs Emphasizing Regions" (dispensing the Federal dollar; coordination of planning/development programs; planning grants; rural areas; economic development areas/districts; resource conservation and development projects; community action programs; state-created or supported multi-county areas; councils of government; privately sponsored development organizations); (3) "Processes, Problems, and Requirements of Regional Organization and Planning"; (4) "Organization and Action Strategies" (degrees of citizen participation; identification with the new area; maximizing effective involvement; formal planning process; a planning process model; the action-planning concept; the role of professional staff as advocates; single-prupose and comprehensive planning; change strategies; resistance to change; living with conflict); (5) "Regional Multi-County Areas as a Tool for Planning and Development". (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Conservation (Environment), Coordination, Economic Factors, Federal Government, Local Government, Models, Organization, Political Influences, Problems, Program Development, Regional Planning, Rural Development, State Government
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.