Ford, Kristina
March 2005
Planning;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p58
Trade Publication
The article presents some survival techniques based on the author's experience as a planning director in New Orleans and Missoula, Montana. The first technique is to learn what is important to local people, and give them your full professional attention. The payoff to this strategy comes when you introduce something and find citizens willing to listen, even if they do not ultimately agree. Recognize even your limited successes. Be clear that what must survive is your professional ardor. Technique number four reinforces this.


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