Why do we Plan?according to Faludi (a Professor of spatial policy systems in Europe at the University of Nijmegen)
- Guiding overall economic stability and growth in national societies.
- Providing public services to meet the general needs of the population.
- Investing in areas that are of little interest to provoke capital because of low rates of return, diffused benefits, and the large size of the investment required.
- Subsidizing corporate interest and farmers to encourage specific actions.
- Protecting property owners and local business interest against the ravages of unrestrained market rationality.
- Redistributing income to achieve a more equitable and just social order.
- Applying comprehensive and coordinate planning approaches to area development
- Restraining market rationality in the name of social interests.
- Transferring income to the victim of market rationality.- Ameliorating other dysfunctional consequences of market rationality