Planners and community advocates have a complex relationship. On the one hand, advocates spur community dialogue and increase community awareness. On the other, advocates can be seen as opportunistic rabble-rousers who use conflict to build support for their organizations - and justify their existence. by Shawn Hill, Executive Director, Valley Advocates for Responsible Development
A case study in Douglas County, Colorado that highlights why a planner should be nimble enough to work through the twists and turns of a contentious and long running land use application. by Katherine E. Rider, AICP
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That a rational person will not spend his or her limited time and energy seeking out contrary opinions. From a personal perspective, it is (or at least seems) best to stay within the comfort zone of one’s family, friends, and favorite political pundits.
The columnist offers suggestions to planners about finding the beauty in what they do. by Lee Nellis, FAICP