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THE CONSIDERABLE CRITICISM OF THE MASTER PLAN-BASED CITY DEVELOPMENT IS FOUND IN CERTAIN INADEQUACIES OF LONG-TERM PLANNING AND IN THE FACT OF REALITY OVERTAKING THE PLANS. WHAT THIS DOESN’T CAPTURE IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MASTER PLAN PROCESSES AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE IN SPACE AND TIME. WHILE EFFICIENCY ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE MASTER PLAN, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DO NOT OBFUSCATE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION FAILURES CAN BE PERSUASIVE, EQUITY ARGUMENTS IN ITS FAVOUR ARE COMPELLING. THIS IS A PRIVATE LIST FOR DISCUSSION FROM A PRO-PLAN PERSPECTIVE.