Skip to comments.The Difference between Planning and Social Engineering
Posted on 01/21/2012 2:03:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Local government planning should, first of all, protect the private property rights of its citizens. The legitimate function of local planning is to facilitate the safe and coordinated exercise of the free market in real estate and commerce.
Social engineering, on the other hand, is the result of professional planners creating a vision of what they think a community should be in the future. What the landowners may want is not a factor in the design. What the planners think the broader community will want, such as open space and protected wildlife areas, outweighs private property rights or what landowners may want. Since the emergence of Agenda 21 in 1992, a rash of "visioning sessions" have produce local comprehensive land use plans, promoted by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, in more than 600 local communities.
This process is transforming legitimate local planning into social engineering. This process is eroding private property rights. This process must be reversed.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Nice to see Henry Lamb is still active.
I’ve met some planner types and I’m not terribly impressed.
[Oh...a little irony and sarcasm there for you. Have fun. Enjoy the slide. Engineers and technicians will be back to serve you after the debt collapse caused by political correctness.]
“Nice to see Henry Lamb is still active.”
Thanks for the post. I just found a “you tube” talk from Harry Lamb on “Global Government”.
I wasn’t familiar with him but listening to this one hour speech has at least doubled my understanding of what’s going on around us.
Henry Lamb is a national treasure. Check out his work with eco-logic.
This is BS
City planning offices have never been about protecting property rights. They have ALWAYS since their beginning been about dicating who can build what on their land, usually to benefit some person or persons over others.
And it did not start in 1992 with Agenda 21.
The article is misdirection.
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