John Rahaim, the Planning Director of San Francisco and a University of Michigan Alumnus, spoke to Master of Urban Planning students at the University of Michigan a few weeks back. The auditorium was packed with both students and faculty eager to hear what he had to say about the future of planning in San Francisco.
One comment he made caught my attention:
If folks hate what you did, you've done the right thing. If they like it, you've probably done it wrong.