Masters Theses


"Present comprehensive planning endeavors lack a consistent methodology which will produce realistic, useable results. The validity of this statement should be obvious after one has read Miller's "Evaluation of City and Region Planning Techniques." This paper contains a methodology, "The Integrated Planning Method," which will go a long way toward correcting this gross inadequacy that planners presently encounter in directing planning efforts. Two government developed planning and analysis procedures that, up until this time have been applied almost exclusively to hardware systems, have been combined into one integrated planning methodology that will provide not only meaningful and rigorous definition and analysis of any problem faced by the planner but a path to a solution that, if followed, will produce a complete system for planning and implementation. Analysis of existing plans, planning methodologies and planning problems is to be the suggested use of the Value Analysis procedure that up to the present has only been used by the Department of Defense and industrial organizations to improve hardware systems. Phase Project Planning as developed by the National Aerounatics and Space Administration for use in planning for space hardware systems and their supporting personnel and equipment will be the suggested method for developing the desired plans. Each, in the past has been utilized separately. This report lays out a method of combining them into an Integrated Planning Method which will be applicable to all planning efforts"--Abstract, pages ii-iii.


Sieck, Lawrence K.

Committee Member(s)

Josey, James L.
Wiebe, Henry Allen


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Environmental and Planning Engineering


National Science Foundation (U.S.)
National Defense and Education Act Title IV Fellowship


University of Missouri--Rolla

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vi, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71).


© 1971 Joseph Frank Lynch, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Planning -- Methodology -- Design

Thesis Number

T 2567

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