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Title:The Relationship Between City Planning and Related Learning: To Learn Continuingly or to Learn Continuously, That Is the Polemic
Author(s):Petrie, Patricia Donahoe
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Farmer, J.,
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Education, Adult and Continuing
Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract:The main research question addressed in this study is: "What is the relationship between city planning and related learning"? This looks at the learning that engages city planners during the process of solving real life presenting situations. Does this learning occur continuingly or continuously? Is this knowledge tacit or explicit? This research is based on an adaptation of Mintzberg, Raisinghani, and Theoret (1976) decision-making model and focused on the population of planners, particularly urban planners, both in the public and private sector.
The majority of the presenting situations (a problem, a crisis, and/or an opportunity) studied are of a nonroutine nature, meaning the organizations had not developed routine ways of dealing with them. The presenting situations are studied from the point of identification of the presenting situation until the point that the proposed decision is approved by the designated authority body.
From the research and the analysis of the data, an adapted model for urban planning evolved from Mintzberg's model. The adapted model is linear and iterative as is Mintzberg's. Mintzberg applied his model to the group as a whole. This research applied the model not only to the group as a whole but also to each individual directly involved in the decision-making process. By doing this a better picture of the flow of communication and the parallelism of the various stages of the model can be drawn. This analysis of the iterative processes can pictorially show any correlation between communication, alignment of the individually applied models, and the quality of the decision.
Issue Date:1992
Description:170 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9236568
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1992

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