O.K., I'm taking a poll. I'm curious to know what percentage of Cyburbians are actually employed in the field of planing?
I can't help but feel a little pathetic on this site since I have a business background and am thus not employed as either a planner or a developer. I am merely a concerned citizen with an interest in the built environment. I don't know much about blogs in general, but this site seems way more substantive than the chaff you normally come across. And although many Cyburbians are professionals the site is anything but stuffy. People show lots of personality and comraderie which keeps me coming back for more. But so that I might feel slightly less pathetic in my amateurishness, I'd like to know if there are a least a few other people in the same boat as me. If I am in fact the only crank among your clan, then maybe my contributions will at least be of some value as one whose point of view is outside the beltway of plannerdom, if you catch my analogy. And I certainly will temper the strength of my opinions in proportion to the relative experience of those with whom I am blogging with.