- Introductory Case Study: Las Vegas, Nevada Population Growth
- The Need for Planning
- Infrastructure Planning
- Transportation Planning
- Land Use Planning
- Regional Planning
- Emergency Planning
- Population Projections
After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define planning and explain why it is necessary.
- Explain how a Capital Improvement Program is used for infrastructure planning.
- Define context-sensitive design and describe how it is related to transportation planning.
- Explain how effective land use planning can lead to more efficient infrastructure.
- Explain the importance of emergency planning.
- Predict future populations given historical population data.
- Compare and contrast infrastructure, transportation, land use, regional, and emergency planning.
Planning is the act of formulating a course of action, of creating a roadmap to what the future should be. As a student, you should plan when you will take specific courses in order to graduate on time. Once you graduate, you will hopefully begin to plan for a financially secure retirement. Planning, as it relates to the infrastructure, is the act of formulating a specific course of action for future roadway expansions, wastewater treatment facility upgrades, airport runway expansions, and the like.
Planning is by nature ...