How can we make Town Planning cool again?
“Planning has become unpopular, disconnected from the public and increasingly beholden to the developer rather than the people it is meant to serve.”
This is a great articles that talks about the demise of the Town Planners in the UK. There is certainly huge similarities here in WA. Currently there is a move to reduce the powers of Town Planners in government and possibly excluding them from input into the future of our State.
Planners need to be seen as less of a burden in gaining approval for infill small development and more value in the larger developments that can impact the direction of our State in the long run.