You'd think 'strategic planning' would be obvious. It has long been a common practice in the corporate world. It has, however, only recently been applied to the public sector. Local governments find such planning increasingly useful as they strive to overcome the constraints imposed by traditional, short-term government planning practices.These 24 articles examine sound (proven) public sector strategic planning theories. They demonstrate the different kinds of planning used in 16 successful governments, and provide assessments of the future of this important tool.
As a chief executive officer of cities on both coasts of the United States for more than two decades, Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., lectures and writes from experience. He is also the author of Cities and Cars (2007), Homeland Security for the Private Sector (2007), Cities and Nature (2006), Homeland Security Handbook for Citizens and Public Officials (2006), and Cities and the Arts (2004), among many other titles from McFarland.