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AI & Society

, Volume 9, Issue 2–3, pp 244–257 | Cite as

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

  • Masao Hijikata
Article

Abstract

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

Key words

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

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masao Hijikata
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  1. 1.Faculty of Social Sciences, School of SciencesWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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