Monday, February 29, 2016

Getting it done

A local government colleague emailed me his draft urban forest strategy for comment. He's a smart guy and the approach he was proposing was theoretically correct but, in my opinion, too hard.

I advised a simple, three-stage approach instead:

1. Create the vision

2. Sell it

3. Build it

Between Stages 2 and 3 there would be modifications as a result of public consultation (and input from Council) but the "blank slate / start from scratch" approach my colleague was advocating would unlikely ever make it to the finish line.

Or if it did, he would be wearing a straitjacket and sipping soup through a straw.

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