How many of you make a concerted effort to get out among the masses and spread the gospel of planning? Do you go to the local Lions/Optimists/Rotary/Booster… Club meeting and give presentations about your chosen profession? Do you write columns for the local newspaper? Do you jump at a chance to comment for the local television or radio reporter?
My observation is, that as a profession, we generally tend to hide. As one Midwestern planner once told me; “nothing good can come of their (the public) knowing we exist.”
Well, what is your observation? I’m too busy is not an acceptable answer.