The title of this essay is intentionally provocative. We are experiencing the “end” of conventional planning as we know it. Stated differently, we have reached and passed “Peak Planning.” Conventional planning—plans, goals, policies, objectives, rules and standards, implementation strategies and processes, monitoring, and all the related variations on logical and rationale processes for influencing the future, are useful more formal tools, and here to stay.
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No doubt there are many efforts around the globe that are working in one way or another on creating a story about their place: vision, values and principles, and so on. Here, by "Story of Place" I mean a Story that reflects a deep pattern language of community grounded in nature in a particular Place. This kind of Story of Place is created by an integration of good information on natural / social / and economic qualities of a place and creative imagination about what this information reveals about the deep patterns that are this Place. The
An excellent article on deconstruction and diversion of building materials.