This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores how experienced academic sees the challenges of planning practice and the profession confronting young professionals and describes the conditions under which they can intervene. It talks about making generalizations, ever mindful that planning occurs in a complex field of play, that behaviour is contextual, and that the same professional may act in very different ways in similar situations. The book aims to make a small contribution to breaking that silence by unearthing and revealing 'what is inside' and exposing what goes on behind the scenes. It presents a series of case studies that look into the minds and souls of young planners, documenting how they experienced, battled with, and responded to circumstances in which they found themselves. The book offers a glimpse of young practitioners in the field through the lens of an experience, a reflection.