Plan Prediction Services

Our publications

This book (2017) details how our app was conceived and built:


download its Preface

Its first three chapters outline what seems to be important whenever people compare alternative plans;.  The next three chapters  crystallize such factors into twelve key plan-evaluation criteria, and the seventh chapter uses them to build our Planticipate app.  The last two chapters then respectively describe how real-world individuals have responded to our approach, and what the latter has so far revealed about people’s planning priorities

If you read this book you will gain a deep understanding of our methods and how Plan Prediction Services can greatly boost your chances of successfully implementing different policies.


Some shorter publications are listed below.  They chart the Planticipate app’s evolution.  Note that earlier versions were often quite different from today’s app:

Wyatt, R. (2017) – Using the Plan Prediction software to forecast political election results, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), Adelaide, Australia

Wyatt, R. (2013) – Generating hypotheses through plan prediction: a transport-planning example, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), Utrecht, the Netherlands

Wyatt, R. (2010) – Preferscapes: maps of residents’ predicted preferences, Proceedings of the Arab Conference on Information Technology, Benghazi, Libya

Pettit, C. & Wyatt, R. (2009) – A planning support system toolkit approach for formulating and evaluating land use change scenarios, in Geertman, S.C.M. & Stillwell, J. (Eds.) Planning Support Systems: New Methods and Best Practice, Springer, New York, 69-92

Wyatt, R. (2009) – Preference mapping, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), Hong Kong

Smith, J., Wyatt, R. & Love, P.E.D. (2008) – Key decision-making attributes for project inception, Facilities, 26 (7-8)

Wyatt, R. (2008) – A decision aiding system for predicting people’s scenario preferences, in Pettit, C. et. al. (eds.) – Landscape Analysis and Visualisation, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 327-350

Smith, J. & Wyatt, R. (2007) – Project Inception: A Workshop Approach for Preparing the Strategic Brief, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Construction in the 21stCentury (CITC-IV), Gold Coast, Australia

Wyatt, R., Plaisant, A. & Smith, J. (2005) – Nuovi strumentidi aiuto alla decisione per costruire la citta democratica, in Cecchini, A. & Plaisant, A. (eds.) Analisi e modelli per la planificazione – Teoria e pratica: lo stato dell’arte FrancoAngeli, Milan, Italy, 387-398

Wyatt, R. & da Silva, A.N.R. (2005) – Boosting tolerance at Multi-Criterion Evaluation (MCE) workshops, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), London, UK

Wyatt, R., Plaisant, A. & Smith, J. (2004) – Using decision-aiding software, and participatory workshops, for better strategic management of a public authority, Proceedings of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Conference, Grenoble, France

Wyatt, R. (2004) – A new method for predicting humans’ scores for plans, Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2004), Orlando, USA, 1, 177-182

Smith, J., Wyatt, R. & Jackson, N. (2003) – A method for strategic client briefing, Facilities, 21 (10), 203-211

Smith, J. & Wyatt, R. (2003) – Strategic client briefing using performance indicators: a case study, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Loughborough, UK

Wyatt, R. (2003) – Personal characteristics and plan choice, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), Sendai, Japan

Smith, J, Wyatt, R. & Jackson, N. (2002) – Strategic client briefing: lessons for strategic facilities management, Proceedings of the CIB Working Commission Facilities Management and Maintenance Global Symposium,Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, 103-114

Wyatt, R. (2002) – Decision intelligence: predicting people’s policymaking styles, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 1 (2), 311-330

Smith, J., Love, P. & Wyatt, R. (2001) – To build or not to build? assessing the strategic needs of construction, Structural Survey, 19 (2), 121-132

Wyatt, R. (2001) – Decision intelligence: a DSS that generates decision-making theory, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), Honolulu, USA

Wyatt, R. & Smith, J. (2000) – Digital simulation of option-choice behaviour, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 24, 331-354

Wyatt, R. & Smith, J. (2000) – Systematic data mining to predict people’s option choices, Proceedings of Conference on Systems Thinking in Management, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

Wyatt, R. (2000) – Analysis of planning styles, Proceedings of the 5th Design and Decision Support Systems Conference in Architecture and Urban Planning, Nijkerk, The Netherlands

Smith, J., Love, P. & Wyatt, R. (2000) – The client briefing problem: a method for assessing the strategic needs of project shareholders, Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Thinking in Management, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 572-577

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