TITLE

REGIONAL PLANNING (Book Review)

AUTHOR(S)
Simmons, Andre
PUB. DATE
December 1972
SOURCE
Annals of Regional Science;Dec72, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p178
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
D. No Rothblatt's book presents an interesting and thorough review of the activities of the Appalachian Regional Commission in the period 1965-1968. In his view, the Commission represented a unique and in general, a rather successful example of regional planning in the United States. Although the concept of regional planning has been widely applied in Western Europe and elsewhere, it has had a very limited application in the United States, primarily due to a high degree of political decentralization. The case of the Appalachian Regional Commission constitutes, therefore, one of the very few examples of this new trend aiming at the solution of socio-economic difficulties in a geographical area that encompasses numerous political entities. It represents an attempt to work via the existing political institutional framework toward the solution of a multitude of problems that transcend political boundaries and are common to the whole region.
ACCESSION #
5804355

 

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