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    Hello from Australia

    Hi, I'm a planner who lives in Canberra (our nation's capital city). I'm also qualified as an architect and lawyer too but dont practise in either discipline at present. In terms of my planning experience, I'm familiar with both the planning system and canberra but more experienced in planning in nearby New South Wales. Planning in Australia is undergoing massive reform at present as there was, until the economic downturn, a shortage of planners, particularly in development assessment, my main area of expertise. The way this is seemingly being dealt with is to exclude single residential from needing approval by planners and hand it over to be signed off by Building Certifiers. THis leaves only the large multi-unit or complex applications to be dealt with by planners.

    I am between jobs at present as I run my own planning consultancy and the large type of work I specialise in has dried up somewhat due to the economic crisis but I am well down the track to planning a self help for developers website.

    I'm looking forward to exploring Cyburbia and also wonder if anyone else hear shares my interest in pre-fab housing, something I think will take off in the future.

    Savanna100

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    Hi from Sydney!
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    welcome from downeast Maine, where houses weren't made to withstand 75 MPH winds on I-95 to get to their destination. Contractors love them because of all the fix it jobs they get after they get "installed"..

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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Howdy

    From Western Arizona

    A lawyer, architect and planner and still between jobs?? I doubt that will last long
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    From Western Arizona

    A lawyer, architect and planner and still between jobs?? I doubt that will last long
    Hello from NC!

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