On 14/05/2019 19:00, Prescott wrote:
> How on earth is town planning incompatible with democracy?! Life in a
> democracy is not much fun if your city doesn't work properly.
> In any case, the central planning is performed - with public input and
> consultation - by the democratically-elected state government that
> people have voted for on the basis of policies put forward at an
> election. Any state government should take full reponsibility for big
> picture planning and not leave it entirely to local interests that
> have no regard to what the effects might be in adjacent municipalities
> or the common good in general.
It sounds like we are actually in 'furious agreement' - perhaps I should
have focussed on consultation rather than 'democracy'!
Mal Rowe - who reckons cities are for people