A Reader in Planning Theory by Andreas Faludi (Eds.)

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T h e former would select the best solution out of all possible courses of action, given a criterion of "best" and given explicit constraints. T h e optimizing study itself would identify all alternatives; these do not have to be determined beforehand. Linear programming is such a technique. Comparative impact analyses have a more modest aim: weighing already identified alternatives subject to some criteria. T h e simplest form is comparison between the effects of a single improvement, as against maintenance of the status quo.

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