OPINION: Fyson on ... why sustainable development must be defined

Highlighting issues does not necessarily clarify them and reiterated aspirations do not inspire merely because they are familiar. Planners reading the government's planning policy statement Creating Sustainable Communities will have these truths slammed home to them. But the lay reader will find workmanlike text built around the three themes of sustainable development, spatial planning and community involvement, summarising well enough the key issues in planning's cultural change.

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