Tag Archives: Planning

Warren Godfrey guest post: Don’t rely on the planning “experts”

The idea for NYC's award-winning "high line" came from the community

This is the second guest post from Charlotte area engineer/planner Warren Godfrey. It builds on ideas about elegance in planning from his popular previous post cautioning against over-planning. Conversations with Warren have really broadened my thinking about sustainability in the built environment and I think you’ll see why when reading this. Don’t rely on the planning “experts”, by Warren Godfrey The time has come to do Read More →

Warren Godfrey guest post: “I’m not anti-planning; I just think we overdo it”

Communities working together and formulating rational responses as they go always win out over prescribed master plans.

For the first post of 2014, I’m excited to share this guest perspective on elegance,  sustainability and (over)planning from Charlotte area engineer/planner Warren Godfrey. E-mail conversations with Warren have really broadened my thinking about sustainability in the built environment and I think you’ll see why when reading this. I’m not anti-planning; I just think we overdo it, by Warren Godfrey Engineers and planners tend to try Read More →