“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” — Eleanor Roosevelt on (financial) planning
Okay, well Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote was really about responsible financial planning, but it can also be interpreted for any type of planning–especially urban planning. Consider this, most people have ideas about what changes they want for their hometowns and how they want their cities. But until those ideas are acted upon, they are basically wishes; once those are acted upon, then they are essentially plans or blueprints or whatever you wish to call them. The latter involves public participation and civic engagement–both tenets of urban planning.
The point is to use time, energy, and efforts wisely.
[photo via Britannica]