Professional planners can be a great resource for staffing local planning and zoning commissions (especially in smaller communities). That is, of course, as long as they can manage to wear both hats without conflict.
Jan 8, 2013 The Western Planner
Most professions have special responsibilities to society. Physicians are expected to observe the Hippocratic oath. Police officers must apply the law fairly and refrain from abusing their power. Blog Post
Apr 14, 2011 By
Daniel Nairn reviews Robert Kirkman's new book, The Ethics of Metropolitan Growth.
Jan 4, 2011 SustainableCitiesCollective
In 1995, author and planning authority Peter Katz wrote an article scolding planners for being "planners who talk" rather than "planners who draw". The original article generated much controversy, and appears here with a postscript added by Katz that reveals a glimmer of hope for the planning profession in the U.S. Exclusive
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