But it can be assured that some would argue that the relative importance of most planning news is insignificant, as the practice of planning is primarily place-based; specific plans address specific issues in specific places. This might lead some to believe that an issue or problem being faced in a city 500 miles away really doesn't have a lot to do with what's going on at home. But while the specifics of the problem and solution might be completely irrelevant to anyone outside the community in question, it is almost a guarantee that the basis of this planning issue is one that could present itself in any city across the country...
Why You Should Pay Attention To Planning News
Date:February 24, 2007
Reading news stories about planning is crucially important to the worth of planners, developers, public officials, policy makers, and anyone else who cares about the way communities form and evolve. By knowing what's going on in other places, those concerned with cities and their development will be better informed to analyze and approach the planning issues facing their own communities.