Evaluation of Comprehensive Plan

 1.The planning director of your chosen city asked you, in your role as private consultant, to evaluate her city’s current General Plan. The director wants you to focus on both the internal and external characteristics of the plan, including:

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Internal Characteristics

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Issue Identification and Vision

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Goals

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Fact Base

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Policies

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Implementation

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Monitoring and Evaluation

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Internal Consistency

 

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External Characteristics

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Organization and presentation

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Interorganizational coordination

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Compliance

   2.Review Berke and Godschalk’s article “Searching for the Good Plan: A Meta-Analysis of Plan Quality Studies” (on BB), paying particular attention to Table 2 on p. 231. The Characteristics of Plan Quality that Serve as Evaluation Criteria are what you will use in reference to evaluating your chosen plan.

    3. Analyze and evaluate how, and how well, the city has achieved the characteristics of plan quality, paying careful attention to fully address each of the criteria listed in Table 2.

   4 make suggestions for specific changes that the city could make to improve their plan’s achievement of these criteria.

 

   5, Formatting guidelines: Double-spaces, paginated.  References must be cited using the style guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. All illustrations be labeled (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) and the sources must be included.