Planning Under Pressure: The Strategic Choice Approach

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'Planning Under Pressure' offers a versatile and practical set of planning methods for collaborative decision making, which is ideally suited for reaching decisions in conditions of uncertainty. This approach is equally valid for planning and development decisions in local government and strategic business planning. When 'Planning Under Pressure' appeared in 1987, it was the first mature exposition of the Strategic Choice Approach. Since then, the approach has been gathering support among decision makers, while also becoming widely taught in management, planning and policy schools. The second edition reflects the diverse range of contexts in which the Strategic Choice Approach is now put to work: management, urban planning, public policy making, community action, and sustainable development in third world countries. New material includes a chapter on the role of software, and coverage of recent theoretical advances. * Versatile and practical set of planning methods for collaborative decision making * Valuable approach for a wide range of professions and markets * Clearly presented for ease of reference

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About the author (1997)

Friend initiated and directed a ground-breaking programme of action research in the appreciation and facilitation of planning processes while in London's Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.

Hickling collaborated closely with John Friend in developing the Tavistock planning processes programme during the 1970's. In his subsequent 25 years of experience as an independent decision process consultant, he has designed, coordinated and facilitated extensive programmes of workshops with diverse stakeholder groups.

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