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    Cyburbian RPfresh's avatar
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    The Planner's Twilight Zone

    A friend of mine just came up with a brilliant idea - a Twilight Zone episode where a planner plans a utopian community or project and then wakes up only to find he is living in it! And that it sucks.

    What if planners had to live in their projects?

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    I've wondered why none of the planners around the office here live in one of the new urbanist communities their code requires, while myself and a couple of other engineers around the office do.

    Not to say that I don't like living in a subdivision of narrower streets, detached sidewalks and no cul-de-sacs, I do like it. I just wonder if the jokes on us engineers? We're always the last to know.

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    Quote Originally posted by RPfresh View post
    A friend of mine just came up with a brilliant idea - a Twilight Zone episode where a planner plans a utopian community or project and then wakes up only to find he is living in it! And that it sucks.

    What if planners had to live in their projects?
    Quote Originally posted by UrbaneSprawler View post
    I've wondered why none of the planners around the office here live in one of the new urbanist communities their code requires, while myself and a couple of other engineers around the office do.

    Not to say that I don't like living in a subdivision of narrower streets, detached sidewalks and no cul-de-sacs, I do like it. I just wonder if the jokes on us engineers? We're always the last to know.
    I can imagine if planners were paid enough to afford these new urban or other utopian type communities they plan, they would. Not all, but many. As it stands, the pay is so low few of us can afford it. I know I can't.

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    Quote Originally posted by RPfresh View post

    What if planners had to live in their projects?
    I already have. I loved it. Knowing what i help write and design as standards, but at the same time dreaded when i saw the contractors and the homes skimped on not doing things as written such as using certain trees, blank facades on the back and don't get me started on the small porch sizes

    Heh, at least my in-laws still live in that neighborhood.
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    It was called "A Stop at Willoughby".

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