Linking planning theories with factors influencing local environmental-plan quality

Zhenghong Tang, Samuel D. Brody

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Abstract

The major planning theories provide a theoretical foundation for environmental planning. This study extends the major planning theories and develops a robust conceptual framework to measure the key factors influencing local environmental-plan quality. A random sample of forty Californian local comprehensive land-use plans and associated planning processes is analyzed to identify the critical factors influencing environmental-plan quality. Results from multiple regression analysis indicate that regular updating, environmental-information management and sharing, and planners contribute significantly to local environmental-plan quality. The findings expand established planning theories and practice by suggesting ways to improve local environmental-plan quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-537
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironment and Planning B: Planning and Design
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Linking planning theories with factors influencing local environmental-plan quality. / Tang, Zhenghong; Brody, Samuel D.

In: Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.01.2009, p. 522-537.

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