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    International Planning

    I haven't yet started a master's program in planning, but I'm already looking into where it will lead me once I've finished. Specifically, I'm curious if anyone has done any international planning after having received a degree in the US. And even more directly, have any of you done planning in "3rd world countries"?

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    No experience in international planning here. But my county has been compared to a third-world country. Welcome from the Florida panhandle.
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    Welcome from South Carolina.

    No international experience... but I've been accused of being a commie pinko liberal from Europe by the general public.
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    Hi from central Florida! No international planning here, either (although living near Disney World and the other theme parks sometimes makes me feel like I'm at the UN.... )

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    Welcome from Chicagoland!!!

    First, you should stop using the moniker "3rd world". That's out-dated, Cold War era terminology.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    First, you should stop using the moniker "3rd world". That's out-dated, Cold War era terminology.
    Welcome from downstate Illinois
    What term has replaced "3rd World"?

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    Howdy from Florida's First Coast.

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    What term has replaced "3rd World"?
    Undeveloped or underdeveloped (Liberia) vs developing (Ghana) vs developed (Germany)
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    ^-- Isn't that heavily biased against traditional, agrarian culture though?

    Why not something like this:
    Agrarian = Thiland
    Industrial/explortative = China
    Consumptive = Ireland

    Instead of those names you could also pick ones that are all equally negative like poor/ugly/fat.

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    Quote Originally posted by jordanb
    ^-- Isn't that heavily biased against traditional, agrarian culture though?

    Why not something like this:
    Agrarian = Thiland
    Industrial/explortative = China
    Consumptive = Ireland

    Instead of those names you could also pick ones that are all equally negative like poor/ugly/fat.
    True....I wonder what Generation Y does for fun in a developing nation?
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    Welcome from downstate Illinois
    What term has replaced "3rd World"?
    2nd world, +1
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    Stage of Development

    Regardless of stage of development, and whether that country in fact wants to become a "developed" country, does anyone have any experience planning outside the US, perhaps in South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia?

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    Ah.....

    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    No experience in international planning here. But my county has been compared to a third-world country. Welcome from the Florida panhandle.
    Yeah, your part of the state would be like a very rural 3rd world country....say Peru.......my part of the state is more like the urbanized 3rd world....say Lagos Nigeria Anyway, thanks for the laugh....
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    Welcome to Cyburbia! Although I'm not a planner, I can proudly say that I'm not from the US, and also I'm not from an industrialized or developed nation or in another term I'm from a "southern" country (note that Australia although being in the southern hemisphere is a "northern" country" and Mexico is a Southern country although it's in the Northern Hemisphere...)


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    Welcome from the Industrial/Agrarian corridor of the Ohio River.
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    Quote Originally posted by mriter
    Regardless of stage of development, and whether that country in fact wants to become a "developed" country, does anyone have any experience planning outside the US, perhaps in South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia?
    we do alot of planning here in Kuala Lumpur and around Malaysia. Tell me what you want to know, i could probably help. Or maybe you can help us solve some of our problems here because i think the cars are planning to take over the city soon.

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    I think the cars took over KL a long time ago.
    Somebody want to explain why all the underground subway systems in KL are not linked? How hard would it have been to tunnel from one station to another, or is it because they are all run by different private corporations.

    Are Korea and Japan considered Developed? Since some of their technology and industry is way ahead of other developed countries, how should they be termed?

    What and who classifies a country as being developed, developing or under/undeveloped? Culture? Technology? Industry? GDP? Belonging to G7? Military might? Education? Is Russia considered developed? How about the rest of the Balkans and portions of east Europe?

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