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M E I E R , RICHARD L. ( 1 9 6 2 ) A Communications Theory of Urban Growth, M . I . T . Press. O D U M , H O W A R D T . ( 1 9 7 1 ) Environment, Power, and Society, John Wiley, N e w York. RAISBECK, G O R D O N ( 1 9 6 4 ) Information Theory: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, M . I . T . Press. Z I P F , G . K . ( 1 9 4 9 ) Human Behaviour and the Principle of Least Effort, Wesley Press. CHAPTER 2 W h a t is Planning? IN the previous chapter we have noted the importance to man of communication between himself and his fellow men, between man and his environment as a whole; this communication, this flow of information, results in a stock of messages : a store of knowledge of the world, which is used as a basis for man's actions.

Paper read to the British Association Conference. LASHLEY, K . S. ( 1 9 5 1 ) Cerebral Mechanisms in Behaviour, John Wiley & Sons. M I L L E R , G . A. ( 1 9 5 6 ) T h e magical number seven, plus or minus two, Psychological Review, Vol. 6 3 , pp. 8 1 - 9 7 . M I L L E R , G . Α . , G A L A N T E R , Ε . and Structure of Behaviour, P R I B R A M , Κ . H. , N e w York. The Silliman Theory: An Introduction for Scientists VON N E U M A N N , J O H N ( 1 9 5 8 ) The Computer Lectures, Yale University Press.

Press. Z I P F , G . K . ( 1 9 4 9 ) Human Behaviour and the Principle of Least Effort, Wesley Press. CHAPTER 2 W h a t is Planning? IN the previous chapter we have noted the importance to man of communication between himself and his fellow men, between man and his environment as a whole; this communication, this flow of information, results in a stock of messages : a store of knowledge of the world, which is used as a basis for man's actions. Kenneth Boulding defined this, "the sum of what we think we know and what makes us behave the way we do", as The Image, and Miller, Galanter and Pribram have organised the concept of the Image as the basis of their book : Plans and the Structure of Behaviour (1960) : "The Image is (a man's) knowledge of the world.

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