ERIC Number: ED544141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Problems in Planning Urban School Facilities. School Plant Administration Series. Bulletin, 1964, No. 23. OE-21023
Chase, William W.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The increase in the population of the United States and the rapid movement of people from rural to urban areas continue to create many problems in the great cities. To solve them, immediate and long-range goals must be cooperatively established and striven for. Even though many of the legally constituted agencies such as the school systems, boards of health, highway departments, city planning commissions, and others are quite independent of one another, there is an essence of interdependence necessary to successful planning. Each agency would be in a better position to fulfill its own functions and objectives if it had an awareness of the problems of the other agencies. This study, an attempt to identify characteristic problems in planning school facilities in metropolitan central cities, is one effort to acquaint the various planning groups with at least one phase of this very important and overall community interest. The study was based on the information obtained through interviews with the general superintendents and/or the associate superintendents in charge of school facilities planning in the 50 largest cities in the United States. The interview guide that was used was prepared as the result of a 2-day conference at which the school planning authorities representing 13 of these cities discussed problems of greatest concern to them. Appended are the interview guide employed during the study, and a list of the Housing and Home Finance Agency regional offices. (Contains 38 footnotes and 1 table.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Planning, Superintendents, Urban Planning, Urban Areas, Urban Schools, Population Trends, Socioeconomic Influences, Land Use, Metropolitan Areas, Urban Renewal, Costs, Educational Finance, Barriers, Financial Support, Zoning, School Construction
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)