Problems in Urban Modeling: A Review of [The Politician, the] [Bureaucrat, and the Consultant]].

by Peter DeLeon

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This book, written by Garry D. Brewer, examines and criticizes two urban models--constructed for San Francisco and Pittsburgh as part of a HUD's Community Renewal Program--using four "appraisal functions": pragmatic, technical, theoretical, and ethical. The book is incisive in its criticisms and has much to offer anybody interested in computer modeling and urban renewal--especially the politicians, the bureaucrats, and the consultant referenced in the title. (This review was prepared for [Policy Sciences].) 8 pp.

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