Reviving critical planning theory is easier when the theorists are not looked down on for failing to practise what they preach. CPT is about dialogue, inclusion, and democratizing decision-processes. There is no good reason why these properties should be desirable in planning processes only. On the contrary, one would expect the properties to be refl ected even in the planning theorist’s dealings with administrators, colleagues, and students. Demonstrated consistency between words and deeds is likely to result in both the academic and his or her theoretical work being held in higher esteem.