Three types of people from the Maritimes
Cant wait to get the fuck outta there, will never move back (Me)
Move for economic reasons, spend time away pining, move back (sister)
Can't even conceive of leaving the Maritimes (other sister)
Perhaps you are the one that has lost perspective. Your posts seem to equate urban planning with altruism. Urban planners take their direction from city managers, who take their direction from politicians. Hence, biases/agendas/visions invariably enter the fray.