I would like to introduce myself as a new planner to Cyburbia. I have just found this great forum and I cannot believe that I have not seen this until now.
I am currently a transportation planner in the Dallas area. I am politically conservative but I tend to agree with the more progressive ideas in our planning profession.
It is important for people to know that just because a person is conservative, it doesn't mean that: A) they do not care about the environment; B) they think land developers should create homogenous communities with no character; and C) they think mass transit should remain in Europe and have no place in our United States way of life.
I am a member of CNU, ITE and APA, all of whichs have major positives and negatives, thus I have to be a member of all so I enjoy the benefits of each three.
I support transportation planning initiatives that save peoples lives and feel strongly that too many Americans die on roads! My goal in my profession is to help assist the efforts in lowering the crash rate in our country and to provide great communities to live and raise our children.