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Planning in the 21st Century: Why we’re still not doing it right

By Michael Grove Throughout my career as a landscape architect and planner, I’ve always been an optimist. The act of planning is, by nature, forward-looking. When putting pen to paper, you are laying out your hopes and dreams for the future—blending the reality of present-day needs with a vision for what might be. As designers, we think of ourselves as stewards, with the belief that human potential can solve anything. I hope it can. But if you’re planning for a utopian future without considering the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into, or if you’re an idealist without also being pragmatic, or if you’re sketching out your dreams … Read More

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