Microcomputer Applications In City Planning And Management by Steven I. GordonMicrocomputer Applications In City Planning And Management by Steven I. Gordon

Microcomputer Applications In City Planning And Management

bySteven I. Gordon

Hardcover | July 1, 1989

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Effective use of microcomputers can greatly aid professional city planners and managers in the exacting duties they perform. Microcomputers are a low-cost, high-powered means of mechanizing both routine and sophisticated analytical operations. This text demonstrates how to incorporate microcomputer technology in a range of city planning problems and situations. The authors link a variety of methods and applications to concrete examples and exercises. Their hands-on approach is designed specifically for professional planners and managers in both the public and private sectors. It covers everything from inserting a floppy disk into the processing unit to producing typed copy of results from predictive modeling and forecasting future trends. The study begins with a basic introduction to the technical jargon associated with PCs and an explanation of the Input-Process-Output cycles. A series of chapters follow, explaining specific software packages and their functions and operations. Specific applications using spreadsheets, graphics, and database management schemes are extremely useful. Further chapters introduce graphics and database systems. The book's learn-by-example format will prove extremely useful to time-pressed practitioners and students in city planning and management, as well as students preparing to enter the field.
Title:Microcomputer Applications In City Planning And ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:347 pages, 9.78 × 6.32 × 1.25 inPublished:July 1, 1989Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275928667

ISBN - 13:9780275928667

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?This book on the use of microcomputers in the areas of planning, management and public administration covers the basic characteristics of micros, explains specific software packages and examines applications using spreadsheet graphics and data base management programs that facilitate the problem-solving process for planners and managers. Also reviewed are concepts of computer communications, common software and commercially available data services and bulletin boards. The text provides general background for making informal decisions concerning the purchase and use of application packages that can be adapted to planning and management tasks.?-Government Finance Review