A recent poll conducted by the American Planning Association (APA) indicates that community planning is widely supported by the public in our country. There seems to be a nearly universal feeling that "things work better with a plan". In fact, two-thirds of American citizens believe their community needs more planning that many want to be more personally involved with community planning efforts, whether they live in a city, a suburb, a small town, or rural America.
Here’s a snapshot of the poll results we found particularly interesting:
When asked if they would ever want to participate in local planning efforts whether in person, online, or over the phone, again an overwhelming 51% of respondents indicated that they would indeed want to get more involved in the planning process. Citizens said they would like to be involved in planning efforts surrounding some of these specific key neighborhood factors to create and sustain their ideal community: