Group decision process support system for regional planning-A perspective from Japan

Masao Hijikata

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    Regional planning has been regarded as a design activity. Usually planners focus on physical design rather than on societal issues. Nowadays, mass communication, environmental issues and social awareness lead to often complex and conflicting needs and interests of the public in regional planning. This paper focuses on the regional planning as a group problem solving process from the view of information processing. It offers an analysis of the causes of conflicts in the group decision process, and defines the characteristics of group decision process support systems

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)244-257
    Number of pages14
    JournalAI & Society
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jun



    • Conflict
    • Decision support System
    • Information technology
    • Organisation
    • Participation
    • Project oriented database
    • Regional planning

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence

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