This volume examines fundamental issues of macro-engineering—now a planetary norm—from the viewpoints of psychiatry, social science, management, and law. The contributors suggest a general theory to guide future decisions on large-scale projects and programs and analyze specific cases in the context of a set of public-interest guidelines.

part 1|140 pages

Evaluating the Impacts

section Section A|90 pages

Finance, Management and Control

chapter 1|18 pages

Macro-Projects and Macro-Finance

ByCordell W. Hull

chapter 2|16 pages

Evaluation of Macro-Systems: Models and Case Analysis

ByGeorge Kozmetsky

chapter 3|22 pages

Macro-Engineering: How to Decide

ByWilliam J. Jones

chapter 4|31 pages

Managing Macro-Development: Policy, Planning and Control System Implications

ByC. Lawrence Meador, Arthur C. Parthé

section Section B|50 pages

Values, Psychology and the Decision Process

chapter 5|11 pages

On Large-Scale Undertakings and Human Values

ByRamón Barquín

chapter 6|14 pages

A Psychiatrist Reflects on Macro-Engineering

ByCynthia Oudejans Harris

chapter 7|10 pages

Macro-Engineering and Social Psychiatry

ByHans R. Huessy

chapter 8|13 pages

How Big and Still Beautiful? A Reprise

ByJohn A. Seeger

part 2|212 pages

Cases in Point: Land, Sea and Aerospace

section Section A|60 pages

Transforming the Urban and Rural Environments

chapter 9|17 pages

Macro-Project in West Africa: Planning Nigeria’s New Capital

ByAndrew C. Lemer

chapter 10|28 pages

Cities of the Future: The Maritime Dimension

ByJohn P. Craven

chapter 11|13 pages

The Future of Rural Technology

ByJames A. McHale

section Section B|70 pages

Perspectives on Tansportation

chapter 12|12 pages

The Erie Canal: Macro-Engineering When the World Was Still Simple

ByJeanne Krause

chapter 13|13 pages

The Future of Large Airships

ByFrancis Morse

chapter 14|43 pages

Global Transport Systems for the Turn of the Century

ByJ. Peter Vajk

section Section C|82 pages

Solar Power Satellites and Automation in Space

chapter 15|52 pages

Solar Energy Economics: Orbiting Reflectors for World Energy

ByKenneth W. Billman, William P. Gilbreath, Stuart W. Bowen

chapter 16|27 pages

Robots and Automation in the Space Program

ByEwald Heer