Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Too few busybodies

Some good news and some bad news this morning about the rise and rise of busybodying.  Lincoln University's Environment Society and Design Division head, Stephanie Rixecker says there is a growing demand for "environmental planners" -- that's the bad news -- but admits there is a lack of students keen to become such busybodies.  Ms Rixecker  blames "bad publicity and issues surrounding the Resource Management Act" for this lack of enthusiasm.

Excellent.  While the current legal environment still demands more planning busybodies, it looks like the culture is changing, and careers like these are being looked at with increasing revulsion.  Excellent.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Lindsay said...

Isn't it good to see that constructively bitching and moaning about matters can have a positive and tangible effect?

1/29/2008 08:36:00 am  
Blogger Elijah Lineberry said...

Good news Peter! on my weblog I highlight an appalling situation where, alas, there are too many of these dreadful chaps.

1/29/2008 08:40:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 Days without a post Peter! I was almost worried you had been whisked off to Siberia.

1/29/2008 08:41:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

"4 Days without a post Peter! I was almost worried you had been whisked off to Siberia."

I whisked myself up to Matakana for Auckland's Anniversary weekend. What a fine place it is too. Tawharanui beach has to be one of the best places to spend a day at the beach. Just beautiful.

"Isn't it good to see that constructively bitching and moaning about matters can have a positive and tangible effect?"

That's just what I thought, too. :-)

1/29/2008 09:28:00 am  
Blogger Owen McShane said...

Demographia have established a direct correlation between the number of planners per thousand population and the decline in the number of houses built per thousand population.
So close the planning schools and build more houses.

1/29/2008 10:26:00 am  

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