May I lend your ear to a small but deserving passage from "Grass Roots" by G Atherden.
Town Planners -
"If engineers are emotional, then town planners are depressed. They are depressed because, as closet utopians, they might dream of working to shape a better world with happy, vibrant, safe, sustainable communities living and working in beautifully designed environments, and they might even put these words into Council plans with pictures of happy people in leafy streets, eating outdoors in cafes and restaurants. But town polanners know that, in the end, the big developers will be allowed to do whatever they want, and what they want will be nothing like the pictures in the town planner's plans. The sad final result will be as bad as anything anywhere else. No wonder they're depressed. No wonder some of them accept the consolation prize of taking a bribe or two."