oa Stads- en Streeksbeplanning = Town and Regional Planning - The use of an accounting matrix in integrating economics into town and regional planning

Volume 1986, Issue 22
  • ISSN : 1012-280X



The decisions of town and regional planners have economic consequences not only in their direct costs but in the ways local economies function thereafter. However, the lack of data and the fact that in South Africa the location and development of towns were governed by overriding factors such as the discovery of minerals and government policy on physical decentralisation, meant that many physical planners in South Africa did not require a strong economic background for their work. Under present conditions these planners find that their training and experience are inadequate.

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