Participation in a Dutch planning study suggested that public resource decisions require input from at least five groups: diverse specialists, interest groups, analysts, plan builders, and decision makers. Integrating these inputs requires emphasizing meanings rather than details, careful distinction between facts and values, and a defensible hierarchy of values. A computer mapping technique for identifying and defining alternatives is described.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Leader of the Recreation Research Project Maintained by the Forest Service in cooperation with the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse
Publication date: 01 January 1976