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J. Gary Lawrence
- Advisor to the US President’s Council on Sustainable Development and US AID.
- US Govt. Delegation to ’96 UN Habitat II conference.
- Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities University of Washington.
Chief Planner City of Seattle.
“Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many… who would actively work to defeat any elected official… undertaking LA21. So we call our processes something else, such as ‘comprehensive planning’, ‘growth management’ or ‘smart growth’.” (1998)
Today terms like “visioning”, “Common”, ”2020”, “Community Plan are used

Source: “The Future of Local Agenda 21 in the New Millennium” Presented by J. Gary Lawrence at a UNED-UK Seminar London, England on June 29, 1998.