"...Euclidean zoning results in sterile places, yet the separation of uses and adherence to arbitrary dimensional requirements continues to have a negative sociological effect on our neighborhoods. If a lack of regulatory review causes underplanning then an overzealous regulatory construct will cause overplanning, and it appears that either extreme causes an unsatisfactory result... I believe many citizens understand both underplanning and overplanning, and can easily spot the phenomena. Planners are perhaps the only professionals aptly suited to be guardians of a balanced development review process, and we should promote regulations that are flexible and encourage creativity."
Thanks to Chris Steins