What was an Art and Science is now riddled with lawyers
Thought of the day in terms of “planning:”
Planning was once the realm of Geographers
Now it is the realm of Lawyers
Planning itself is a field of the Geography mega-discipline
Planning was not a field of law
Something is horribly wrong with this picture
As I assemble my material for the rezoning topic of the Unitary Plan (which involves reading evidence from other submitters) I see too much legal well wankery and not the art and science planning was under Geographers. At the end of the day we wonder why people no longer participate although 9,400 submissions to the Unitary Plan was no mean feat in itself.
Maybe one day Planning can return to the realm of Geographers – and the people.