Book review

Edited by W van Wezel, R J Jorna and A M Meystel

The starting point for this 574-page comparative examination of planning paradigms is the statement that 'to be able to plan, one needs intelligence. To act intelligently, however, one needs to plan'.

The 18 chapters look at theoretical and practical aspects of planning, psychology, and cognitive science, helping to develop an understanding of the benefits of the cross-fertilisation of ideas. The section on practical implementation draw on case studies from Netherlands Railways, showing how to solve seemingly intractable problems such as optimising train movements around Zwolle.

ISBN: 0-471-73427-6.

£65·95 from John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, UK
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