Issue: Public Planning

Urban planning, also known as town planning, city planning, regional planning, or rural planning, is a technical and political process that is focused on the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks and their accessibility

Planning at scale requires the arrogance of believing we know that state of the future 50 years out.  At the public level planning at best becomes a snapshot of the present, which is then codified and persisted to live far into the future, far beyond any relevance its patterns and forms might have considered.

Platform Positions

  • We believe public planning is best left to natural forces, which though sometime rough, will produce the best of results for the most part, a design and complexity far beyond the usual schemes of local government associates.
  • We believe public planning is an anachronism left over from the industrialization of European cities and should not be a function of any government.
  • Side-effects of heavy planning are more destructive than if no government agency is involved.  We seek to disband all municipal planning departments and leave neighborhood planning to the community of people.
  • We opposed the development and usage of Master Plans for controlling the residency and business activities.

 

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