Has planning (and planning lingo, planning problems) become mainstream?
I hear planning lingo all over the airwaves these days….not just NPR. Consider the following examples;
I hear presidential hopefuls and commissioners spouting planning jargon when giving speeches. Example:” We need to curb sprawl, integrate our land uses and support public transit. If you elect me I promise a free bus pass for everyone…”
I saw Evan Almighty – the premises are that evil, cheap developers have pissed off God. The message about development was vivid.
Or, is planning coming in on the back of environmental issues….
Example: E-insurance cartoon where the evil robot is cutting down all the trees to feed the all other insurance companies with paper. Hero knocks out robot, then tells sidekick, “Quick, into the hybrid!’ and they zoom away in a Pirus.
Also, at parties where there are two or more people who own hybrids, they seem to congregate and try to out do each other with how much mileage their hybrid gets.
Have we turned a corner in getting the message out to the public? Do you have other examples?