BIG PICTURE PLANNING
“Let us make no small plans.” – Daniel Burnham
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir
Big picture planning benefits from an appreciation of history, and recognizes that so many of the issues being discussed and debated in our cities today were also discussed and debated 50 and 100 years ago: including health, pollution, traffic, crime, advertising, mass transit, parking, walkability, livability, housing, poverty, etc.
Although every city is unique, big picture planning acknowledges that precious resources (human, economic, environmental, and time) are wasted when each city, state and country sets up its own coalitions, committees and task forces to solve each of these same problems over and over again, by perpetually reinventing the wheel with varying degrees of success.
Every city can improve. Every city can be better than it is today.
Smaller cities with limited planning staff will benefit from my "jack-of-all-cities" approach, which allows me to fill in gaps in employee training and expertise.
Larger cities with widely dispersed planning and community resources will benefit from my ability to cut through the clutter and recommend clear, actionable solutions.
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