Long-Range City Planning and the Kalamazoo 1980 Plan
Winkley, Richard L.
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This thesis is a very modest, but important, observation and study of a political decision-making process. It is the study of city planning in general, and an examination of the process in Kalamazoo as represented by the Kalamazoo 1980 Plan and the construction of the downtown mall in particular. This thesis is based on the observations of many political scientists of the past and present, their writings and approaches, and it draws its very importance from its application to both present and future study. What I hope to do in this thesis is to present the basic theories behind city planning that have developed over the years since it became an established function of nearly every major city government. Incorporated into this will be a systematic examination of a past example of city planning in Kalamazoo of major importance, and through a sociological and descriptive approach determine the reasons for those actions, to what extent they have been realized, what effect they have on us today, and possible future prospects in the area of Kalamazoo city planning.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.