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As one proceeds from more general to more specific values, the external elements seem more evident, dominant, and measurable. T o lend substance to our discussion of internal states, let us focus on 20 values such as health, wealth, and power, which might be considered values at a middle range of generality. These values should be considered in the following ways. 1. For a given value: how widely is it held? What is its spread and distribution in the institution and amongst client groups ? 2. What is the intensity of the value ?
A Choice Theory of Planning 39 23. RIESMAN, DAVID, "Some observations on community plans and Utopia", TheYale Law Journal, Vol. LVII (December 1947), pp. , 1954. 24. SCHOEFFLER, SIDNEY, "Toward a general definition of rational action", Kyklos, Vol. VII, No. 3 (1954), pp. 245-73; reprinted in The Failure of Economics, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1955: Appendix A. 25. , "The slum : Its nature, use and users", Journal of the American Institute of Planners, Vol. XXV, No. 1 (February 1959), pp.
293). T h e issue was resolved in 1967: a planner is somebody who shows: " . . devotion to the public interest and mastery of the principles and techniques employed in the comprehensive planning process" (Scott, 1969). 44 A Reader in Planning Theory [Part II Melvin Webber's paper played a significant part in this conflict. Commissioned by the American Institute of Planners in 1963, it constituted a statement of the philosophy of comprehensive planning as it dominated the thinking of many American planners.
A Reader in Planning Theory by Andreas Faludi (Eds.)