... There’s a public perception that with planning we should be able to dictate growth to the private sector.
I think we have failed in our attempts to educate the public on planning. I tried, and I worked really hard trying to take people on the journey I was on. There was a project up in Yorkville, and the residents were all up in arms about there would be more traffic in the neighbourhood. That’s what they were upset about, more traffic. I said okay, how many of you have got a car? And they all put their hand up, and I said each one of you is the problem. I just made them face their own involvement in the problems they complain about.