chapter  1
Shadows of power: an allegory of prudence in land-use planning
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More years ago than I readily admit, I came fresh out of university to my first job serving as a planning officer with a county council planning authority in a then deindustrialising South Wales in the UK. The person who would now be known as the executive manager (planning), then simply the deputy chief planner, amused the department with his constant use of the terms ‘political will’ and ‘prudence’.