How is planning different in different countries around the world. I figure with planning being a political, social, and site specific process different countries would have different ideas as to what their goal in planning is. Sometimes planning can be different even in the same country. For example there my be different concepts and ideas in a North East river town as it is in Arizona. I also wonder if it is difficult for someone to go to another country and create a successful plan in the middle of a completely different culture.
What are your thoughts on this?