How bad are private planning firms at public input?
From the Rigors of Private Planning Practice: Question #4 thread:
Originally posted by Lee NellisMy firm includes public participation in all its master planning projects and most recreation plan projects. The feedback we receive from our clients in terms of public input is quite favorable. However, if you were to ask me, we could be a little more rigorous. But of course, that's a fantasy, and I know that: Too much public input slows down the project and ends up costing too much money. Profits go down the toilet. Frankly, a planner's job is easier if we have limited input from the public.Originally posted by mike gurnee
How can we make a better effort at engaging the public while still making a profit?