9. Planning

Planning is a core part of the design process. Planning involves design, management, maintenance and monitoring functional and aesthetic aspects of the built environment. It is a coarse grain part of the design process that gives confidence and certainty that the possible future condition has been adequately considered. Planning can recognise areas suitable for development as well as it protects areas that are unsuitable. The speed at which plans are implemented determines the success of the projects they support. If the planning process is too slow then what is built is already outdated and there may not be sufficient ability for it to adapt to further change.

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