PLG 800 Study Guide - Winter 2019, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Skepticism, Trust Law, The Practice

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Planning Practice and Ethics Intro
Case Study Format
Case Study #1 Example (Justifiable Deception)
- Variety of needs
o Conflict between two groups (seniors housing and growing population)
o Both groups feel their needs are more immediate
- Population analysis results must be included (useful and relevant) in study to account
for a complete report
- Recommendation 1: redo analysis to include in a revised report
o Rewrite the report
o Do estimates for demand school space
o Alternate options for housing units
How are other people, gov’ts, regions addressing the same problem
- Recommendation 2: Sit on population analysis results
o This decision isn’t for one individual person to make
o Identify it and disclose the information to colleagues and superiors to address it
adequately
- Format is in the form of a recommendation
o Give council recommendation not a decision; that is for council to do
- What assumptions were made that led to different conclusions?
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Professional Planning Practice and Ethics
The Challenge
- Public awareness and acknowledgement of the practice and profession of planning.
- With greater recognition and understanding of the realm of practice comes greater
public scrutiny of the conduct of members of the profession.
- Members of the public and governments have shown an increasing skepticism towards
professional groupings and their abilities to assure high standards of practice
(competence and ethical) among their members
Professions
- Professions are characterized by specific attributes:
o Responsibility acknowledging a special duty to society.
o Expertise described by the body of knowledge they possess.
o Vocational ethic making explicit the values, principles and obligations that form
the foundation of the profession, inform the realm of practice and establish the
expected standards of practice and integrity
- Integrity expressed as the unconditional and steadfast commitment to a principled
approach to meeting their obligations while being responsible and accountable for your
actions.
- Forms the basis of the trust relationship between a client and a practitioner, the public
and members of the profession, and among professional colleagues
Professions Must Also
- Demonstrate the capacity and willingness to monitor the conduct the standard of
competent practice of members and to respond appropriately when the public interest
is not being adequately protected
Integrity
- Being a person of integrity calls for honesty, the avoidance of deception, and adherence
to high ethical standards
- Integrity insists that your actions be consistent with established codes of conduct and
institutional values and principles
- It specifically requires transparency in actions, speaking and acting with honesty and
candor, the pursuit of truth regardless of personal consequences, and dedication to
fairness and justice
Ethical Principles to Guide Planning:
- The planning process, from the perspective of the planning profession, exists to serve the
public interest
- We can debate whether there is a “singular” public interest both in terms of specific cases
or in general terms, yet it requires a view of actions and policies that best serve the entire
community
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- However, we now understand that what the government means by protecting the “public
interest” can be something entirely different from the understanding that we as planners
hold
- Recent changes to legislation demonstrate government concern for protecting the rights
of the individual receiving professional services or advice.
- The individual as the actor of importance in society
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