PlannerGirl said:Hum Trail you bring up something I had not tought of-would folks in BFE Alabama even know what urban planning is? Most of my former class mates have gone to work at the local manufactoring sector (that which it is) . Not to say there is anything wrong with the way of life there but Im not sure they could relate to my life now, heck I went to high school with folks that had never left the county they were born in and its not much to write home about.
A sadistic bitchy side of me wants to goback and say "HA! look at me i was the one that was the outsider and no one thought would amount to much"
sorry bad flash back there ;-)
No there's a good chance that most of them will have no idea what an urban planner is or does. Most of the responses I've gotten from people I went to HS with have been, "So you're an architect!." I used to say "No" and would attempt to explain what it is that I do but that became such a hassle, espesially with the types that never left the county, that I just say "Yeah. I'm like an architect."