After several years working as a planner for a large city I decided to go back to school to get another degree. The required classes consist mostly of statistical methods, survey methods, and learning technical knowledge, with very little history, theory, or physical planning classes. What happened to the creative side of planning? Is this just where I worked, or do most planners find themselves working more creatively than technically? Why don't schools teach planners how to come up with new and creative ideas that will make cities better instead of simply teaching the best way to do a cost benefit analysis? I do understand the need for this technical knowledge but shouldn't creativity also be emphasized?