From the website http://www.UrbanToronto.ca, a fascinating interview with former Toronto city councilor Kyle Rae. I was fortunate enough to meet with him many moons ago as he's one of the people who inspired me to pursue a career in planning. It's refreshing to hear a politician speak from this point of view and sans the "Us vs. Them" mentality. My favorite part:

... Thereís 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. Thatís 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.
http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/11/...yle-rae-part-1

Enjoy.