THE PHYSICAL PROCESSES OF PLANNING –PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION PREFACE TO THE COURSE
A SHARED POWER WORLD A SITUATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY WHERE ONE CAN RULE ONLY BY SHARING POWER – WHICH CAN ALSO MEAN THAT NO ONE IS IN CHARGE
SHARING POWER IN MY WORLD MEANS COMPROMISE AND COMPROMISE MEANS REGULATIONS WHO WANTS REGULATIONS?
SO WHY DO WE TOLERATE PLANNING AND REGULATION? THE REITZ FORMULA IF YOU DON’T DO IT TO ME, THEN I WON’T DO IT TO YOU TRANSLATED – IF YOU DON’T SPIT ON MY SIDEWALK, I WON’T SPIT ON YOURS
THE REITZ FORMULA IN ACTION ISSUE OVER LAND USE AND PLANNING CAN BE RAISED TO BIBLICAL LEVELS FIRES FLOODS PESTILENCE LOCUSTS DARKNESS FAMINE
THE HOLMES FORMULA CIVILIZATION I DO NOT PAY MY TAXES BECAUSE I HAVE TO OR SUBMIT TO REGULATION BECAUSE I MUST. . . …. I SEE IT AS AN INVESTMENT IN CIVILIZATION
WE MAY BE A NATION OF STATES, BUT WE ARE ALSO A COUNTRY OF FIEFS AND BARONIES Los Angeles - 5 counties, 277 cities Chicago – 2 states, 6 counties, 207 cities
THERE IS A LACK OF PUBLIC TRUST AND CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE PRIVATE MARKET
ALL TOO OFTEN THERE IS A LACK OF VISION AND COMMON SENSE PLANNING IS HARD TO DO – IT TAKES TIME, EFFORT & TALENT TO DO IT CORRECTLY
BUT PUBLIC ‘BRICKS AND MORTAR PLANNING’ BRINGS BENEFITS TO THE PRIVATE MARKET PUBLIC GOODS VERSUS PRIVATE GOODS
AND THERE ARE MANY MISTAKES THAT CAN BE MADE IT IS DIFFICULT TO HAVE A FOOLPROOF PLAN WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY CLEVER FOOLS
PLANNING AND REGULATION IS NOT ABOUT SIMULARITY – IT IS ABOUT VARIETY 31 FLAVORS INCLUDING CHOCOLATE TUNA
AND IT IS ABOUT PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GOODS HISTORY, ENVIRONMENT, PLACE, PRESERVATION Gettysburg
AND SOMETIMES PROTECTING US FROM THE BUTT UGLY SIDE OF OUR PHYSICAL WORLD
SOMETIMES PHYSICAL PLANNING AND REGULATION IS ABOUT SAVING WORLD CLASS ASSETS SEA OF CLOUDS WILDERNESS AREA – CLASS ONE RARE
IN OTHER WORDS, IT WILL DO AS A PROFESSION, BUT SOMETIMES WE FEEL LIKE THE TECHNICIAN AND SOME DAYS WE FEEL LIKE THE LAB RAT
SO, WELCOME TO THE COURSE IN PHYSICAL PROCESSES OF PLAN IMPLEMENTATION WEDNESDAYS – 2:30 TO ABOUT 4:30 JOHN W KELLER – Fall 2006 • Phone 785-532-2441 but messages are not possible • E-mail is email@example.com • Generally in my office on Tuesday morning, Thursday morning and most Fridays • Student honor code http://www.ksu.edu/honor
COURSE INFORMATION OTHER GRADING BASIS: Front Row = ANext Two Rows = BLast Row = CHat on in class = DHat on Backwards = F • Class Assignments – 2 • Exams – final only • Lectures – 10 lectures • Presentations 2 – team presentations – 1? • Grading Basis • Academic work and content = 80 percent • Showing up = 5 percent • Clarity, syntax, composition, look and feel = 10 percent • Leadership and management of materials = 5
COURSE GUIDELINES • Goals • Simulate professional level skills needed for physical planning practice after graduation. • Teach leadership and management through team projects and co-management of these projects. • Enhance writing and presentation skills. • Teach technical skills – such as housing condition surveying, transportation modeling, land use surveys. • Produce exemplary documents.
RULES • Courtesy and professionalism at all times! Rudeness is a cardinal sin! Do not ask a question unless you are prepared for the answer. • Class members have the right and responsibility to judge the performance of others and contribute to formulating the final project grade for individuals. • No harassment! No sexism! • Cursing is OK as long as you don’t use the big seven - unless someone objects – then cursing constitutes harassment. • Remember that 95 percent of life is showing up – on time. • Violation of minor rules carries a penalty of food for all class meeting. I am diabetic and now obsessed with watching other people eat tons of carbs. • Late to class • Not prepared • Sleeping in class
EXPECTATIONS • There is no such thing as a first draft! When material is turned over for review, it “is considered the best” a person can achieve. We will all get along if you follow this rule. • Learn to understand me! I do not suffer fools easily. I may appear to some of you to be gruff and short on temper. Perhaps this is true, but I tend to think of myself as a skeptic and a person that takes great pride in the accomplishment of my students. At least you will always know where you stand without having to play head games with your instructor. • Also, contrary to common belief, I can be told to go to hell for good cause. I will also respect any complaints that you might have about my actions, teaching methods, decisions, or comments without retaliation. You have complete freedom of speech in this course. Exercise your freedom of speech – do not come to me after the class is over and tell me what was wrong. When you have a problem or a dislike, discuss it with me.
CONTINUED • I expect maximum effort. Yes, I do know that you have other courses, projects, and family/personal lives. I, too, have other classes, a professional life, department expectations, a private life, and a tremendous amount of boring meetings. Perfection in writing, spelling, syntax and construction is not an option. It is mandatory. All presentations are reviewed by the instructor – they are not the private property of the individual. All materials produced in the class are the intellectual property of the individual. • Presentations and plans are an art form and a craft. Plans and presentations are 1/3 beauty, 1/3 technical competence, and 1/3 organization and content. If 1/3 is missing, you either have an ugly, incompetent, or poorly construction project. • Above all, academic and professional honesty rules! If you plagiarize, at least give credit.
OVERVIEW Change is Optional – Changing is Not • Planning – The act of discerning the futurity of current decisions • Policies Planning – The creation of benchmarks and guidelines to guide decision-making • Physical Planning – The basis of Town Planning; structuring the changing nature of the community
Futurity • What do we need versus want? • What do we need to anticipate? • What do our clients want? • Does this differ from the current scenario and should we care? • Where have we been on this subject? • Where are we now? • Where are we going? • How to we get there?
Policies Planning • Cannot set plans until the key players have an agreed on set of boundaries • What do we do with main street? • Are there exceptions? • Is this a long term policy, or does it expire when we reach a certain threshold? • ie., Poyntz Ave is an extension of the business district and should take precedence over all other uses
The Physical Planning • Takes place at several levels • District • Neighborhood • Site • Building • Follows a set policies ranging from fine- grained to generalized statements
WHAT PHYSICAL PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION ARE REALLY ALL ABOUT IS MAKING THINGS WORK • An Efficient, Safe Community • One That is Interesting • That Is Always A Work in Progress • It’s a Journey – Not A Destination
PHYSICAL PLANNING PROCESS Regional Area Analysis Preliminary Development Planning FINE GRAINED PLANNING
Then Why The Hell Does It Work In Some Cases But Not Others? People Politicians Families Republicans Democrats Moderates Men Women Methodists Mormons Rich Poor Here is the major reason!
Planning Is Politics Politics is the authoritative allocation of values Liberal Radicals Idiots and Dipsticks Good People FoolsLibertarians People of Quality Black Helicopters
Its Good To Remember That • It is difficult to make something fool proof when they are so many clever fools • Inside of every little problem there is a bigger one waiting to get out • Everyone, everywhere continually moves to their level of incompetence • It is instructive to remember that any site, anywhere can be modified for development for a cost$$$$$$$$
Doing Physical Land Use Planning • Learning the cook book formula • Finding & describing things • Locating things • Learning standards by heart • Learning threats such as water, slope & terrain • At any given time 15% of all people are idiots
For Those In A Planning Career Prepare For Three Things You Will Be Eaten Alive
AND Never Get Mad – Get Even
Today’s Mantra • Don’t ask, just do it! • I pay taxes on 100% of my property and I want 100% of the use of my property • Government should act more like a business – then it might go broke • Smart Growth is just another way of spending money
And Finally It often seems like planners are stuck in a rut. Their advice ignored by all but the few in a community. It seems like we have too many bad days. But, sometimes we wonder if we really know what having a bad day really is?