At the start of this book, I presented planning activity as seen from the outside, from the perspective of residents, critical of the wider systems that they felt ignored them, and of academics, critical of the way well-meaning government intentions opened up complex social tensions. Then, in the chapters on the different fields of place-governance work, I showed how active, committed people interacted with and enlarged moments of opportunity within which the promise of the planning project could be realised. In this chapter, I look more closely at the demands made of those who do place-governance work with a planning orientation, and especially the contribution of those trained as ‘planners’.
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