What Planners Do

What Planners Do

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What do planners do? qAddress issues of power, politics, and persuasion in their efforts...to pursue the public good, q writes the author in the first chapter of this powerful work. Hoch first interviewed 29 practicing planners. Then he observed each one of them at work, interacting with staff, citizens, or public officials. In What Planners Do, he tells their stories. He exposes the tension between the authority of the professional planner and the politics of the public good by taking you inside the qreal worldq of planning practice.Disinterested Sponsorship The most dramatic case I can recall was a large downtown hotel development project in Central City. The mayor initially supported a tax abatement because of the political attractiveness of fostering a new big development project. It was a difficult ... Hers was an act of public service that enabled her to apply and develop her analytical skills as a graduate student. ... Other hotels were likely to close, leading to a decline of tax revenues from those sites as well.

Title:What Planners Do
Author: Charles Hoch
Publisher:American Planning Association - 1994

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