Monitoring the outcomes of planning: a research study

Discusses issues related to performance management and informs future work on developing new approaches to assessing performance in the planning system.


1. This is a false dichotomy: outcome monitoring and performance management are not options; the former is an integral part of the latter.

2. In 2006, for example, the then Scottish Executive commissioned a literature review on the economic, social and environmental benefits of good design (Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, 2006). In 2007, yellow book prepared a Guidance Note on Policy for Architecture + Design Scotland, which drew on the literature review and other sources.

3. states that the Green Book has been adopted by the Scottish Government and applies to all organisations to which the Scottish Public Finance Model is applicable.

4. Successful places are: distinctive, safe and pleasant, easy to move around, welcoming, adaptable, and resource efficient ( Changing Places, Scottish Government 2013)


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