Ten ways urban planners can promote a peaceful community

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To a certain extent these are common sense approaches to maintaining peace during the planning process, but considering the extent of rancor and divisiveness in our nation and around the world, I thought they would be useful. They are presented in no particular order of importance, thought he first one is essentially the Golden Rule. Several others are similar to aspects the AICP Code of Ethics. Additions are most welcome. Namaste!

  • Treat everyone equally and with respect, as you would wish to be treated.
  • Maintain an open dialogue and an open process.
  • Listen carefully and with empathy.
  • Answer all questions truthfully and accurately.
  • Insist that everyone being respectful to one another (talk to each other, not at each other).
  • Think outside of the box or outside of our own self-imposed silos.
  • Be open to innovative/novel ideas, by sharing all ideas.
  • Seek common ground and build upon it.
  • Praise/thank all who participate or contribute in a constructive manner.
  • Learn from mistakes and avoid repeating them.
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