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    Cyburbian SlaveToTheGrind's avatar
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    Worst planning cliche

    Evidently a survey was done and "at the end of the day" was voted as the worst cliche. Taking this thought into the depths of cyburbia, was is the worst planning cliche? My vote is "....this project won't pencil..." Like we need to grant you the extra 10 units/acre just so you can make more money.

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    "...when all the shouting is over."

    "...with all due respect..."

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    This project will bring much needed jobs and economic development to this underserved area. Yeah right!!
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Please, don't shift my paradigms. I like them right where they are now.
    No longer for better. No longer for worse. And certainly not for lunch.

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    "highest and best use"
    according to who?

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    “Zoning was created to protect health, safety, and welfare of the people”
    The most foolish thing one can do this fall is to vote for Clinton or Trump. Wake up, get out of the matrix, and send a message to the political establishment that you won't play their game.

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    "...will increase the tax base..."

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    Here is mine"

    Growth - Yeah right. All growth is good.
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

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    "The stakeholders at the visioning session listed the neighborhood's assetts and liabilities. Liveability was a prime concern which arose out of the discourse."

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    Quote Originally posted by el Guapo
    Growth - Yeah right. All growth is good.
    So you like that growth you have on your...nevermind.

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    "This project will be an asset and a benefit to the community."
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    We're developing a "public-private partnership."

    No, you've convinced the government to give you money to do something stupid.

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    "It's a win-win situation for the community.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    "...with all due respect..."
    and "no offense, but . . ." are statements people use to try to soften the fact that they are about to show you no respect you and/or offend you.

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    "Senior citizens don't walk anywhere."
    I don't dream. I plan.

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    "This project will increase the value of my house/business/office and thus generate more taxes, so the City will benefit and should therefore support it."
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

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    If this Wal-Mart opens, all of our local businesses will suffer.

    Really, I don't mind most of the phrases cited in the article. Given their use over time, they are easily understood and can clarify the context in which something is said. How is the use of any of these phrases much different from the use of some common words? They convey meaning, and that isn't a bad thing.

    Some of the others posted here, like those by Planderella, JNA or RichmondJake are another matter.
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    "That's how it's always been".

    Rather than, "Yes, that doesn't make sense and there is no rational basis behind it. Here's an application to amend the code."

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    Quote Originally posted by ludes98
    So you like that growth you have on your...nevermind.

    I meant: All growth is good?

    Sorry for the confusion.
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

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    Quote Originally posted by el Guapo
    I meant: All growth is good?

    Sorry for the confusion.
    Blantant Post Pad to Follow -

    EG, I understood what you meant. I hope that makes you feel better.

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    One baby step closer to the Clube.

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    all of these cliches are the result of this common phrase from elementary school:

    "In at least 150 words..."
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    I hear this one all too often "let's not reinvent the wheel"

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    "lowest and best bid"
    "attention to detail" (ick! I hate that one! )

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