Friday, February 10, 2017

Planning always fails. But then why do the planners never give up?

Authors Susan S. Fainstein and James DeFilippis wrote a book titled Readings in Planning Theory, which is all about centralized planning. In the book, the two authors spend a lot of time focusing on early planners Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier, and here's their conclusion about the three men: (page 23)
"Many people dream of a better world; Howard, Wright, and Le Corbusier each went a step further and planned one."

This is what we're up against. If it was really "better", it wouldn't keep failing.

"The more the planning fails, the more the planners plan." - Ronald Reagan

It's all about proximity. They never give up on planning because the planner is the closest to utopia of any utopian.

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