Our colleague, Carol Coletta, talked with The Real Story with Colleen Edwards about the problems inherent in regional planning. According to Carol, regional planning works better at a conceptual level than in practice.
Even though big issues—those involving labor, transportation, the environment, air quality, water—all deserve discussion beyond the local level, there is actually little regional government in place to execute on the ideas. And, as Carol reminds us, adding another layer of government to any decision-making process is probably not in the cards.
She also took on the idea of civic change, and talked about how business and municipal leaders are moving away from big box civic projects to look instead at the value of implementing smaller, more community-driven projects that represent the values of their communities, which are, as Carol says, “more ingrained”.
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