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    What if Everyone was a Planner?

    What would happen if every single person in America over the age of 25 had a planning degree?

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    Cyburbian jordanb's avatar
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    There's be a big shortage of doctors and lawyers.....

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    Yeah....or.....

    Quote Originally posted by jordanb
    There's be a big shortage of doctors and lawyers.....
    that or a shortage of auto mechanics, cocktail waitresses and sanitarium orderlies..... Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha.......
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    Then the already painful public input periods would be even worse.
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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    that or a shortage of auto mechanics, cocktail waitresses and sanitarium orderlies..... Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha.......
    Nah, there'd be plenty of them. It's just that they'd all have planning degrees.

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    We would run out of beer.

    I would think that things would not be much different than they are now, other than everyone would wear dark clothing and hoods when we go shopping at Wal-Mart.
    You get what you give.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    We would run out of beer.
    Hmmmm... I don't think so. There's too many planners out there that love beer for that to happen. Every planner would have his/her own special microbrew!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman
    Hmmmm... I don't think so. There's too many planners out there that love beer for that to happen. Every planner would have his/her own special microbrew!
    And we would require that each municipality contain a minimum of 100 acres for the ‘Production of Adult Beverages”
    You get what you give.

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    How many would become STAN ?
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    And we would require that each municipality contain a minimum of 100 acres for the ‘Production of Adult Beverages”
    Conservation set asides for growing barley & hopps?

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    What if Everyone was a Planner?

    Horrible. Just horrible. What a boring way to go through life surrounded by nerds who spend far too much time on a forum devoted to....oh wait, hold back on that thought......

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    Cyburbia would have a little more traffic than now... and since everybody would be on a planner pay roll we'd all be living in a van down by the river...

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    If Everyone Was A Planner

    There would be no cul-de-sacs. Grids would rule.

    Recumbent bikes would populate the streets, all of which would be just 2-lanes, and lined with mom & pop stores.

    Wal-Mart and the Walton family would still just have one (1) outlet, in a small non-growing northern Arkansas community.

    Neat transit systems woould criss-cross every major city. There would be large beer emporiums at each transit station.

    Every city would have a downtown that was vibrant, filed with jazz clubs and metal music clubs.

    When on the prowl, men and women wouldn't have to ask, "What do you do?"

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    When on the prowl, men and women wouldn't have to ask, "What do you do?"
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    And those men/women would know what you are talking about when you answer that question.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    There would be no cul-de-sacs. Grids would rule.

    Wal-Mart and the Walton family would still just have one (1) outlet, in a small non-growing northern Arkansas community.

    Neat transit systems woould criss-cross every major city. There would be large beer emporiums at each transit station.

    Every city would have a downtown that was vibrant, filed with jazz clubs and metal music clubs.
    Unfortunately, working in a suburban community, with people who are planners and who want to live in the suburbs, I fear your predictions would not be true.

    It seems that many people are able to completely separate their personal lives and actions from their work. Or maybe they just don't "get it" on some points?
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Unfortunately, working in a suburban community, with people who are planners and who want to live in the suburbs, I fear your predictions would not be true.

    It seems that many people are able to completely separate their personal lives and actions from their work. Or maybe they just don't "get it" on some points?
    Ye olde "Do as I say, don't do as I do".

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    Why would they need a degree? Everyone already thinks they're a planner anyway.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    Every city would have a downtown that was vibrant, filed with jazz clubs and metal music clubs.
    We need more metal bars reguardless (no head banging smilie available)
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    Everyone already thinks they're a planner anyway.
    That's what burns me up about engineers. I'll ask a consultant to put a planner on the team for a highway project and they have the gall to tell me they don't need one cause an engineer can do the job. Watch a public sector project manager go through the roof at that statement!!!!!
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    That's what burns me up about engineers. I'll ask a consultant to put a planner on the team for a highway project and they have the gall to tell me they don't need one cause an engineer can do the job. Watch a public sector project manager go through the roof at that statement!!!!!
    Funny, for some reason everything thinks I'm a transportation engineer. Didn't even have to take the test to get certified.
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    Lets not get started on engineers...

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    Quote Originally posted by Rust Belt Planner
    What would happen if every single person in America over the age of 25 had a planning degree?
    Tell me again...what exactly DOES a planner actually DO?
    ha. ha.

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    How about answering your own question first? What's so significant about the age of 25?

    Personally, I don't think anything different would happen.
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    I agree with the others: pretty much everybody that comes to a public meeting seems to already think that they can do the job better than our professional staff. How would having an actual degree make it any different?

    I do like Bear's transit/beer boutique at each stop scenario however. That would certainly increase ridership, IMO.
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    I'm in the south. We'd probably end up with a Wal-Mart and Cracker Barrel on every corner...

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