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What is a planner nowadays?

Jam

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Greetings from the UK people.

I have been discussing the notion that planning is an interactive process nowadays and that modern day planners need to recognise that they are one actor in the development process. Do members / readers think it is possible for planners to be both practical and principled and avoid a drift from normative planning to pragmatism? Heres hoping I haven't heavied anybody out too much!

If anyone knows anywhere I can find anything of relevance to the above or any good examples of case studies, please let me know.....
 

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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I lost my idealism and became pragmatic long ago. I grew weary of fighting the battles. Just give my recommendation and sit back to answer the questions by quoting from my report (damn, I wish they'd read the staff report).
 

Jam

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I'm pleased that people over the pond feel the same way.....Here in the UK we are told we have to be be more transparent in our decison making and be more and more helpful to the public.....it sure sounds nice in theory, but with ever increasing amounts of applications and fewer staff, how do we do it? Are we magicians????
 

Tranplanner

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Jam said:
I'm pleased that people over the pond feel the same way.....Here in the UK we are told we have to be be more transparent in our decison making and be more and more helpful to the public.....it sure sounds nice in theory, but with ever increasing amounts of applications and fewer staff, how do we do it? Are we magicians????
No, we're just insane. Even when you go through a process designed to gather as much public input as possible, there is always someone out there screaming that they weren't given a chance to comment. I find most planners here have developed a highly acute sense of sarcasm/humour to the whole process.
 
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