chapter  1
PART 1 PLANNING AND GOVERNMENT
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Planning is a purposive process in which goals are set, and policies elaborated to implement them. Such is the theory; but the theory is affected in many ways. There are problems with the concept of planning, with the forces of urbanization which it seeks to regulate, and with the very nature of government. This first part of the book introduces this complex of issues which make planning such a difficult, frustrating, and fascinating subject to study.