The 'IOR school': the development of a planning methodology
AbstractThe IOR school represents one of the two main streams of planning-methodological thinking in the 1960s and 1970s. This paper traces its development from its founding period (from its inception to the publication of Local Government and Strategic Choice ) through the period during which its distinctive 'strategic choice approach' emerged and the work on 'decision networks' and 'reticulists' in planning was published to the present, in which the message has spread to a great number of foreign countries. Also, the paper discusses underlying methodological issues, trying to give a cogent formulation to its basic philosophy around a decision-centred view of planning. In conclusion, it is argued that the IOR school merits more attention than it actually received in the academic planning literature.
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Volume (Year): 9 (1982)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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