WIT Press


The Planning Process And Logical Framework Approach In Road Evacuation: A Coherent Vision

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE110361

Volume

117

Pages

11

Page Range

415 - 425

Published

2011

Size

411 kb

Author(s)

F. Russo & C. Rindone

Abstract

In this paper the Internal Planning Process (IPP) and Logical Framework Approach (LFA) are analyzed with a view to proposing a coherent vision between the two processes. Elements representing processes and mutual interactions are defined. The Internal Planning Process is represented in explicit form by means of production functions (from resources to products and services), demand-supply interaction models (from products and services to direct effects) and impact functions (from direct to indirect effects). The Logical Framework Approach is explicitly represented by means of exogenous activities (from inputs to outputs) usually considered in the current literature. We introduce endogenous activities (from outputs to outcomes and from outcomes to goals), that are normally activated as processes evolve but are generally not considered. Coherent IPP and LFA vision for evacuation of a school is illustrated. Keywords: planning process, evacuation plan, logical framework approach. 1 Introduction Construction and management of transport infrastructures and services have to be the result of a comprehensive planning and design process. Transportation planning should be carried out to design and then build infrastructures. After construction, continuous monitoring has to be carried out. Throughout their life cycle, infrastructures and services have to undergo periodic maintenance interventions that have to planned, designed and performed.

Keywords

planning process, evacuation plan, logical framework approach