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Publication date: 15 December 1998

Henk H. Hesselink* and Stéphane Paul**

Currently, the European air transport system is experiencing an annual growth of 7%. With an increasing number of flights, airports are reaching their capacity limits and…

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Currently, the European air transport system is experiencing an annual growth of 7%. With an increasing number of flights, airports are reaching their capacity limits and are becoming a bottleneck in the system. Mantea is a European Commission funded project dealing with this issue. This paper focuses on planning decision support tools for airport traffic controllers.

The objective of our planning tools is to achieve a better use of the available airport infrastructure (taxiways and runways). To generate a safe plan, many rules must be taken into account that restrict the usage of airport tarmac: international regulations, airport operational procedures, aircraft performance, weather conditions and sometimes even controller “usual practices”. To generate a realistic plan, extensive monitoring of the traffic situation as well as suitable timing must be achieved. In the life cycle of a flight, 11 out of 15 possible causes of delay occur in an interval of 10-20 minutes, between aircraft start-up request and push-back. This means that precise planning before the end of this period is highly improbable. On the other hand, planning after this period implies the need for fast responses from the system.

In the Mantea project, an architecture is proposed in which a co-operative approach is taken towards planning aircraft movements at the airport. Controllers will be supported by planning tools that help assigning routes and departure times to controlled vehicles, in planning runway allocation (departure sequence) and occupancies, and in monitoring plan progress during flight phases. The planning horizon relates to medium term operations, i.e. 2-20 minutes ahead. The Mantea planning tools implement the following functions: runway departure planning, routing, and plan conformance monitoring. The tools will reduce the controller's workload, increase the level of safety for airport surface movements, and reduce the number of delays and operating costs for the airliners.

In this paper, we will focus on the constraint satisfaction programming techniques used in Mantea for (1) runway departure planning, (2) itinerary search and taxi planning functions. The airport tarmac and runway vicinity air routes have been modelled as a graph. Real time constraints have brought us to develop an algorithm linear in complexity for the itinerary search problem. Operational pressure has led us to develop fast search strategies for scheduling (i.e. use of heuristics, hill climbing…).

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Mathematics in Transport Planning and Control
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ISBN: 978-0-08-043430-8

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Publication date: 29 July 2019

Elena V. Sibirskaya, Liudmila V. Oveshnikova, Aleksandr V. Bezrukov, Olga M. Pasynkova and Yulia I. Slepokurova

In the last 15 years, the high-growth economic rates of the Russian Federation (RF) have been caused by expansion of the country's participation in the world's raw and…

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In the last 15 years, the high-growth economic rates of the Russian Federation (RF) have been caused by expansion of the country's participation in the world's raw and energy markets. Now the economic growth opportunities at the expense of these factors are generally exhausted, Russia is faced by problems of high-quality updating of all aspects of socioeconomic and sociopolitical life. These tasks are dictated as external “major challenges” of global character, and internal processes. To confront the challenges and to minimize risks, Russia needs to change the raw model of economic growth which poses the threats for stability of social and economic development.

First, the scientific, technological, and innovative policy which is carried out by industrially developed countries and some new industrial countries is to create the answer to a challenge of maintaining competitiveness and achievement of high productivity rates now. Its purpose is to stimulate development and deployment of advanced technologies, whose productivity significantly exceeds characteristics of traditional technologies.

The happening changes are so considerable that the world enters, perhaps, in the largest technological transition for all history when the richness of natural resources and low cost of work stop being major factors of growth. In total, these changes are estimated as “new industrial revolution” or, in narrower sense, as “technological revolution” which are based on the transition from mass production of the standardized production to the flexible high-performance production which is turning out the individualized products.

In this regard, the productive inclusion in new technological revolution, the implementation of the structural maneuver in economy and social system, can become one of the main objectives for Russia until 2035. The RF should pass a new development model which is based on high-tech industries. It is about the start of the big national project (program) “National Technological Initiative” (NTI).

The implementation of project-planning office functions of NTI is the priority direction of management and modern tool for business which is provided due to the development of NTI planning office, its full-scale expansion, and removal on operational power for support of development and implementation of the plans of measures (“road maps”) of NTI and projects for implementation of “road maps.”

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Tech, Smart Cities, and Regional Development in Contemporary Russia
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-881-0

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Publication date: 1 May 1992

Golam M. Khan and Ebrahim Ali‐Buarki

The tools and techniques of strategic planning are beingincreasingly used in many parts of the world. Suggests that, althoughthe planners in Bahrain appear to have limited…

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The tools and techniques of strategic planning are being increasingly used in many parts of the world. Suggests that, although the planners in Bahrain appear to have limited awareness, there is a clear need for them to become more familiar with various tools and techniques to enhance their planning ability. Reports on recent research into the use of ten of the most common planning techniques: SWOT analysis, the product life cycle, the experience curve, the growth‐share matrix (BCG), the directional policy matrix, the PIMS study, gap analysis, perceptual mapping, financial analysis and SPACE analysis.

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Management Decision, vol. 30 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 March 2018

Hu Li

With the growing development of China's architecture, the problems existing in municipal engineering have become the focus of public concern. Based on this, study on the…

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With the growing development of China's architecture, the problems existing in municipal engineering have become the focus of public concern. Based on this, study on the lack of law in leading bribes based on the bidding of municipal planning and construction and its imperfect scheme was put forward in this paper. First of all, the needs of municipal engineering planning and construction were expounded, and the present status of the research on the theory of municipal engineering was expounded; then the perfection of the common municipal engineering bidding laws was analyzed, and the content of the architectural planning was mainly introduced; taking the municipal engineering project of a city as an example, the detailed analysis of the planning of the railway station, Central Park and the river of the municipal engineering is made to provide reference for the municipal planning and construction.

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Open House International, vol. 43 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Publication date: 1 September 2019

W Feng, L Wenhua and G. Xiangguan

The cultural tourism industry, which has subtly met the needs and solved the major problem of the current age, is a new growth point for the current city economic growth…

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The cultural tourism industry, which has subtly met the needs and solved the major problem of the current age, is a new growth point for the current city economic growth. Therefore, its position in the industrial structure system will be increasingly improved. The development of the cultural tourism industry also provides an important opportunity for the renewal and re-engineering of urban space. For the current urban space construction crisis needs the integration of historical and cultural elements urgently while the development of the cultural tourism industry itself happened to need the city to provide the necessary carrying space and incubation carrier urgently as well. Thus this research discusses the construction of urban visual planning system and the specific implementation path from the perspective of the development of cultural tourism industry.

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Open House International, vol. 44 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Publication date: 1 April 1993

Petros Pashiardis

Explores the essence of strategic planning and the urgency for itsimplementation in the public school setting. Examines some criticalelements for successful implementation…

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Explores the essence of strategic planning and the urgency for its implementation in the public school setting. Examines some critical elements for successful implementation of this relatively new field for education. Specific caveats are addressed that may lead to unsuccessful implementation. Also presents a brief review and critique of the strategic planning efforts of a Mid‐Western City School District in Texas so that the reader can see firsthand what some public schools in the United States are currently undertaking. Includes (in an Appendix) some of the parameters of the strategic plan that this school district wrote as a guide for itself.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 1 April 1996

Lloyd C. Harris

Reviews and critically evaluates the practical application of Piercy and Morgan’s model of the dimensions of marketing planning. Appraises and elucidates analytical…

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Reviews and critically evaluates the practical application of Piercy and Morgan’s model of the dimensions of marketing planning. Appraises and elucidates analytical, behavioural and organizational dimensions of planning. In order to demonstrate the usefulness of the model and clarify the concepts, applies each of the dimensions of planning to a case study organization ‐ Company Q. Presents an adjusted form of the model and puts forward theoretical and practical implications. Develops a managerial agenda, presents application questions and suggests action points.

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Management Decision, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 27 May 2014

Christopher B. Davison

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings that describe any correlations between leadership demographic characteristics with that of the levels of business…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings that describe any correlations between leadership demographic characteristics with that of the levels of business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) planning by surveying the academic department's continuity planners at two major research universities in Southern California.

Design/methodology/approach

The research methodology was a quantitative method utilizing a correlational research design (logistic regression). Survey data from a self-reporting web-based survey were analyzed.

Findings

Analysis of five leadership demographic characteristics and four covariates reveals one statistically significant predictor of resiliency planning. Furthermore, close to one-quarter of the academic departments were found to have no BC or DR plan. Conversely, having a budget for resiliency planning was not found to be a significant predictor of resiliency planning.

Research limitations/implications

This study was specifically limited to continuity planners within two major, public, academic research institutions within Southern California. This allows for an in-depth understanding of a specific contingency planning phenomenon: geographically bounded public, research-oriented, higher education institutions. This study could provide a framework for administrative leaders in academic settings to assess their organizations’ capacity for recovery from an unexpected business disruption. This study could assist university administration in identifying personnel to lead resiliency planning within the institution.

Practical implications

The research indicates that educational institutions lack in organizational resiliency planning. This study could provide a framework for administrative leaders in academic settings to assess their organizations’ capacity for recovery from an unexpected business disruption.

Originality/value

While there is much literature on the separate topics of leadership in an academic environment and contingency planning, no study exists that attempts to observe any correlations between these concepts.

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Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 1 January 1977

Charles E. Reed

Our societies, our institutions, and our planners face a challenge of historic proportions from the momentous economic, social, and technological forces of our time. How…

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Our societies, our institutions, and our planners face a challenge of historic proportions from the momentous economic, social, and technological forces of our time. How adequate our response to this challenge will be depends, in part, on the clarity with which we perceive the issues and the options before us.

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Planning Review, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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Publication date: 1 April 1982

Erik G. Rule

A common problem in many public and private sector organizations is the stagnation of strategic planning after four or five planning cycles. At this stage of development…

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A common problem in many public and private sector organizations is the stagnation of strategic planning after four or five planning cycles. At this stage of development strategic planning is maturing as a management discipline; however, as corporations grow accustomed to formal planning's concepts and techniques, there often evolves an attitude of complacency among top management that, if left unchecked, can undermine planning's essential value.

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Planning Review, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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