So much of where we live work and play is the result of separate decisions, by separate people or groups, who don't talk to each other enough, much less think about what impact of their actions will be... in the broad view; Impacts on safety, impacts on the beauty of a place, impacts on the financial value of a new community, a new neighborhood, a home, a business, a pool shelter building... thoughts on the impacts of upkeep costs.
Much of our decision processes that create our home designs, our business building designs, the road and lot layouts for them, our neighborhood and community layouts, our streets, our parks, are the result of professionals of specialized focus... engineers, architects, surveyors. Government approval bodies, with separate authorities, understandably driven by government staff's concern over reducing work, limiting complaints, minimizing city expenses often have a jurisdictionally imposed, narrow focus, to their decisions.
This is much of our world today... sequential attentions by bright, informed, educated, experienced people, who mean and do well. But, who could do so much more, if they could team with the broad view, with other talents and professions... to see and build with an eye on their part of the detail, but with a broad sense and feel, a reverence for "The Place" they are impacting, are creating... intentionally or unintentionally, by their actions, or by their inactions.