In defining this concept a distinction was made between the planner, the person or organisation carrying out the planning, and the planned, the community, region or level of the socio-economic structure to which the planning relates.
The relational model was intended to express non-mathematical relationships between different variables as pattern-relationships. Components of administrative planning were traced and four groups of dimensions (levels, sectors, facets and phases) were distinguished. Interrelations of these dimensions were considered. Three national plans, a regional plan and a local plan were analysed, after which two sector plans and an evaluation report were discussed. Until then administrative planning had extended only to some parts of the planned. Many interrelations were only discerned later and so were not systematically considered in the planning process. The relational model leaving scope to do so, will have to be adapted to each situation.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||5 May 1967|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publication status||Published - 1967|
- physical planning
- urban planning
- economic policy
- government policy
- rural development