February 2007
Planning;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p78
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the planning profession, the role of planners, and the relevance of planning to the community. Planning is described as a profession that helps communities make positive changes. It involves looking into the future and working with people to ensure that they are given options on the way they work and live. Planners are considered as decision makers who guide the community to work together for a change. In the U.S., planners work for local jurisdictions, state and regional agencies, and nonprofit organizations. It is claimed that there are thousands of volunteer planners who are appointed or elected to various boards and commissions. These planners are responsible for making decisions or suggesting a course of action for the welfare of the community.


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