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Title: The application of computer-based information systems to urban planning and public policy making
Author(s): Han, Sang-Yun
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Kim, Tschangho John
Department / Program: Urban and Regional Planning
Discipline: Urban and Regional Planning
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): Information Science Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract: This research attempts to provide a clear vision of urban information systems, particularly the application of information systems to planning and public policy making. The development of an expert system combined with mathematical models for effective planning and public policy making is the main theme of this study, which reviews the past and current uses of computers for planning and policy making, from data processing systems to expert systems integrated with optimization modeling techniques.The first part of the study focuses on a review of existing computer tools in the area of urban planning and public policy making: issues, limitations, and conceptual ideas of combining different tools. The second part is devoted to a concrete case study of the design, implementation, and evaluation of a knowledge-based decision support system, XPLanner. XPLanner integrates an expert system with optimization modeling technique, database management system, and interactive user-interface to create a comprehensive decision aid for facility management and planning.This study concludes that integrating the expert system with the modeling and data management capabilities of decision support system can create a computer system which effectively supports the combination of rational and heuristic paradigms of the problem-solving approach.
Issue Date: 1990
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/20203
Rights Information: Copyright 1990 Han, Sang-Yun
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI9026202
OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI9026202
 

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