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University of Massachusetts Amherst

1998

Local Planning - Humor

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Cosmic Advice For The Young Planner, John Mullin, Robert Mitchell Mar 1998

Cosmic Advice For The Young Planner, John Mullin, Robert Mitchell

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

Last fall, two of New England's oldest planners were sitting on the top of Mount Monadnock when they were approached by a group of graduate students. After a brief spell of friendly conversation, several students asked the wise ones for sage advice on the pitfalls of local planning. With a glint in their eyes and a sense of puckish humor they started to outline forty ways in which a newly minted planner could short circuit his/her career. And so, in what they hope will be taken with a great grain of salt, they listed the following.