Advice for Repairing Relations Between Planners and the Public
An article by Austin Maitland begins with a frank assessment: "The public hates planners."
That premise is stated both in the headline and the lede, but Maitland's purpose is constructive. "It doesn't have to be that way," is Maitland's next statement.
The advice that follows corresponds to two key drivers of the public's antipathy toward planners, as identified by Maitland: "the hubris of planners in pushing grand visions of the future, and decades of strict land-use regulation."