Lead or Be Led!

Planning still suffers from defensiveness due to the failure of urban renewal. Rather than becoming a profession in constant penance for past mistakes, we should learn from them and become leaders for good planning in the future! Leading in planning today means speaking up for those who are unable to speak up for themselves and listening to those who are able to advocate for their own interests. The speaker reviews recent research on planning leadership to produce bold, equitable results. This Fundamental Planning Knowledge Session will cover the following Core Competency: Leadership.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate why planning is important to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other community leaders to make better places through good planning.
  • Train other planners to become good professional leaders.

The NPC Peer Reviewers assigned this presentation a learning level of Foundational. For more on learning level descriptions visit our General Information Page.