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Information systems for regional development planning : a state-of-the-art survey


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  • Nijkamp, P.

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)


In this paper the author presents a state-of-the-art review of information systems for regional development planning. Various aspects and tools of such information systems are discussed. Next, an international comparison of spatial planning-systems and spatial information-systems in six countries is made by means of a systematic inventory and typology of attributes of these information systems. The author concludes that regional information-systems are in general not very well developed and suggests various ways for improving the current situation.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0005.

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Date of creation: 1984
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1984-5

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Keywords: Informatiesystemen; Regionale planning;

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  1. P W J Batey & M Madden, 1981. "Demographic - economic forecasting within an activity - commodity framework: some theoretical considerations and empirical results," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 13(9), pages 1067-1083, September.
  2. Nijkamp, Peter & Rietveld, Piet, 1987. "Multiple objective decision analysis in regional economics," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, in: P. Nijkamp (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 12, pages 493-541 Elsevier.
  3. B Thorngren, 1970. "How do contact systems affect regional development?," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 2(4), pages 409-427, April.
  4. P Nijkamp, 1982. "Soft multicriteria analysis as a tool in urban land-use planning," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 9(2), pages 197-208, March.
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