What is the nature of growth? Is it bad/good? Is it inevitable? What steps should a community take in promoting/impairing growth? Does growth add to or detract from quality of life? Are "good growth paradigms" obligated to play out everywhere? Are the ideas people have about these topics completely up to personal preference or are there objective standards to them? What is the planning profession's obligations when it comes to growth?
Generally speaking, I think growth is a good thing and contributes positively to the quality of life in any given area. I believe communities should promote growth that fits within their vision or plan for the future, but at the same time not outright refuse growth that does not. Planning should help communities do this and, rather than prevent or impair it, try to organize growth, both desired and undesired, to make it as functional and livable as possible.