Considering all available resourcesallows us to make better decisions.
Like a family’s budget, urbanplanning builds on the resourceswe have, not the resources wewish we had.
After examining the various resourcesavailable, a city must also look at thebest ways to spend those resources.
Planning Is The Bridge BetweenResources And Opportunities.
There are many investments a city canmake and every opportunity comes withits own benefits and costs.
Planning involves difficult trade-offs. As a family chooses between investing in food, housing, education, andentertainment, a city must choose betweeninvesting in things like transportation,parks, jobs, and safety. A city can rarelyspend as much resources as it would likeon these investment opportunities. A citytherefore has to decide which resourcescan be matched to potential investments- in both the near future and long-term.
TYPES OF PLANNING
A large-scale planning process thatinvolves an entire city might includemany different kinds of planning such as: