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Data and Data Presentation

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Abstract

Planning is a process that designs a plan of action or evaluates the impact of a proposed action to achieve a desirable future. During this process planners often obtain the necessary data from different sources, analyze them efficiently and comprehensively, and present the results in easily understandable forms. The rationale for such a process is that public policy and decision makers derive their decisions based on the anticipated future from knowledge about the present and the past of a community. The three-step procedure—data collection, analysis, and presentation has the goal of accurately presenting the information to reflect what has happened and what may happen.

Keywords

Census Tract Census Bureau Regional Planning Nominal Level Residential Land 
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